If you like a particular story that you read online, you’ve likely pressed a “Like” button within the story to share it with your Facebook or Twitter friends. Now LinkedIn is hoping that you’ll do the same on their network. TechCrunch reports that the business-oriented social media site has added a new, official “Share” button which publishers can add to their sites. This allows LinkedIn users to post favorite articles to their LinkedIn profiles with one button click.
According to a post on the official LinkedIn blog by Senior Product Manager Liz Reaves Walker, sites like Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Mercury News’ SiliconValley.com are among the first to add the LinkedIn Share button. The Huffington Post had previously included a Share button which allowed its readers to post articles to their LinkedIn accounts.
“As a professional, we know the importance of staying up-to-speed on industry trends and business news and now we have made it easier for you to share that news and research with your team, clients, and peers from your favorite business news sites,” Reaves Walker wrote. “Or, use LinkedIn share to get a conversation started with clients and colleagues you haven’t reached out to in a while.”