LinkedIn Answers is No More

I received an email today from LinkedIn letting me know that the LinkedIn Answers section of their website is going away as of January 31, 2013.

Many LinkedIn members may not know that under the More tab is a section called LinkedIn Answers.  Personally, I enjoyed answering online and offline marketing, business development and sales questions.

I even received top answer points for the best answer.  My friend, Richard Laurence Baron and I used to see who could provide the best answer for specific questions.

Hi Brian,
 
As you’ve seen, we’ve made major upgrades to the professional news, commentary and conversation features on LinkedIn. And we’re just getting started.
 
In this process we evaluated how our current products and features are being used. To ensure we focus on building the best products, we’ll be retiring LinkedIn Answers on January 31 and it’ll be removed from our site. Instead, we’re focusing our efforts on developing new and more engaging ways to share and discuss professional topics across LinkedIn. We look forward to sharing the details with you in the coming months, so please stay tuned.
 
In the meantime, you can continue to share insights and questions on LinkedIn in these ways:

  • Connect with like-minded professionals in one of our 1.5M+ Groups
  • Ask other LinkedIn members questions and receive immediate feedback via Polls
  • Follow influencers for access to insightful professional content
  • Facilitate conversations with your connections via status updates
If you would like more information on these changes, please visit our Help Center.

Regards,

The LinkedIn Team

LinkedIn reported last week that they surpassed 220 Million Members.  Just like Facebook, features come and go.  I will be sorry to see LinkedIn Answers go away.

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