Coming Soon: New LinkedIn Contact “Tags”

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Linkedin invited me to try a beta feature which allows users to group their contacts with tags.

Tags like “Colleagues”, “Friends”, “Partners” and such… and it also allows you to create and manage your own tags as well. It’s a pretty self explanatory system and one that I think improves usability.

The heavy lifting comes upfront when you starting organizing and assigning tags to your contacts. For most, this in’t too painful and can serve as some much needed housekeeping. Unless of course you are a LION, and it will take you weeks to tag your 30,000 connections – wait – no… you can simply create a tag for “People I Don’t Know” and mass assign them.

All kidding aside, I’m looking forward to this new feature and to seeing how it integrates into the rest of Linkedin’s functions.

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