LinkedIn Cooks Up New Share Button


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All over the Web, clusters of Like, Tweet, Digg, Reddit, and Buzz buttons may grow a little larger today.  LinkedIn unveiled a "share" button of its own this morning, and aside from the organization's late start, there's no obvious reason why it wouldn't catch on in many circles.

Indeed, Bloomberg, Forbes, and have already integrated the new LinkedIn share button, which means the site's secured some impressive backers.  And LinkedIn's also made sure that no one needs a lot of technical expertise in order to follow suit.

A post on the LinkedIn Blog explained, "Now, with just a few lines of code, publishers, bloggers, and businesses can easily include a button on their site that lets readers and visitors 'Share on LinkedIn.'"

This should allow content creators to reach a larger audience, and at the same time, the development should help raise LinkedIn's profile.  Plus, from a user's perspective, highlighting content with the button will represent a way to stand out from everyone else.

The post noted, "As a professional, we know the importance of staying up-to-speed on industry trends and business news and now we have made it easier for you to share that news and research with your team, clients, and peers from your favorite business news sites.  Or, use LinkedIn share to get a conversation started with clients and colleagues you haven't reached out to in a while."

Let's just hope the groups of share buttons everywhere don't grow unmanageably large.