Will You miss the LinkedIn Answers Section?

LinkedIn has decided to eliminate the question and

answers section from everyone’s profile January 31st.

According to LinkedIn: “We’ll be focusing our efforts on

the development of new and more engaging ways to share

and discuss professional topics across LinkedIn. In the

meantime, you can still pose questions and facilitate professional discussions through other popular LinkedIn

channels including LinkedIn Polls, Groups, or status updates.”

Rather disappointing to those that used it. Several people created their expertise using LinkedIn by constantly

answering every question that came their way. Once you answered a question about your subject of expertise, the

person that posed the question would decide among all of the answers who had the best answer to the question.

When you were designated as the one having the best answer LinkedIn would award you a green star for subject

expertise.

Some people had hundreds and hundreds of designation stars for their specialty. I actually accumulated 10 stars

for an expertise in LinkedIn and 4 stars for expertise in networking. I didn’t know about this designation until

one day someone selected my answer as the best answer to their question. It just magically appeared on my profile.

So now all of those experts will have to demonstrate their expertise in groups, through discussions, and polls, or

whatever solution LinkedIn comes up with to solve everyone’s LinkedIn version of Jeopardy.

Good luck with getting your questions answered from LinkedIn.

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