LinkedIn Releases New Search Platform

Dec 12, 2008

LinkedIn, an online network for professionals, announced the release of its new search platform. Users can refine search results by entering data in more than a dozen different fields that range from "name" and "company" to "school" and "language". Users do not need to switch tabs if they want to see results with professionals from outside their network. The new search will retrieve the most relevant professionals from the entire LinkedIn community. New features include: "In Common", a new field in search results that allows users to find what connections and groups you share with the selected user; the ability to save searches and receive reminders by email; two views as part of the search results redesign: basic and expanded; and a type-ahead widget that recommends connections as users type from any people search box.