• LinkedIn App Ratings

    LinkedIn Listens: A Better Way to Prompt for Member Feedback

    June 16, 2016

    LinkedIn takes its members’ opinions seriously. We are always looking for ways to creatively solicit member feedback. Sometimes we do so proactively by asking focus groups for early opinions on upcoming products, and at other times we request feedback from the very top of our leadership organization. You may have noticed, for example, that our CEO, Jeff Weiner,...

  • First Impressions, Initial Network Size

    First Impression of Your Professional Social Network in a Company

    June 14, 2016

    There are many factors that affect your career within an organization. Communication skills are important for all jobs; technical skills are critical for tech jobs; a positive attitude may boost your success, and so on. Not only do personal skills and attitudes influence your career, but social relationships also matter. You can easily imagine that a healthy...

  • Architecture of LinkedIn Voices

    Voices: a Text Analytics Platform for Understanding Member Feedback

    June 10, 2016

    In the era of big data, corporations and businesses are increasingly collecting immense amounts of unstructured data in the form of free text, from customer service conversations to market research surveys. While it is clear that such member feedback, or “Voice of the Member” (VOM), contains valuable information, it is often less clear how to best analyze such...

  • Anthony Duerr

    Getting to Know Anthony Duerr

    June 9, 2016

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in...

  • Open Sourcing Photon ML

    June 7, 2016

    Machine learning is a key component of LinkedIn’s relevance-driven products. We use machine learning to train the ranking algorithms...

  • Less Is More: Optimizing Email Volume Part 1

    June 6, 2016

    In July 2015, we announced that we are reducing email volume so that members receive only the most relevant email communication from...