LinkedIn Gets New Group Search FeaturesBy: Chris Crum - April 4, 2012
LinkedIn announced the launch of some new features for its Group Search designed to make it easier to find the “right professional conversations”. The social network currently has over 1.2 million groups in a wide variety of fields.
“As we’ve grown, it’s become even more important for us to help you find and engage with the topics you care about most,” says LinkedIn’s Brad Mauney.
“First, instead of relying on the title and description of the group, we give you the best results based on how well your search matches the conversations taking place,” he explains. “We also show your connections who may be in that group, which makes it easier for you to find groups that really matter to you.”
Another major improvement comes with the filtering options, which now include the ability to filter by network, categories and language.
LinkedIn seems to be focusing more on finding relevant content these days. Last week, they also announced the launch of some updates to the People You May Know feature, including algorithmic improvements and a new design.