I was wandering around LinkedIn yesterday when I came across its "answers" area. It apparently has a service much like SO/SF, wherein people can ask questions and other "Subject Matter Experts" can answer them, thereby earning expert status by their answers being accepted as "the answer."
As you can see, this closely mimics what SO/SF does — to the point that I saw the same user post the same question there and on SF yesterday — so I was wondering if the people here would see any value in creating an app for LinkedIn's Applications section that would post a person's SO/SF rep score and a link to that person's profile (and, also, a link to the sites themselves?).
I think it would be a good way to not only garner recognition for individual users, the community, and the sites, but it may also help those users who are currently job hunting.
The problem is that LinkedIn only offers its API to "approved LinkedIn partners," so, and I may be wrong here, the request may have to come from SO/SF itself as opposed to enterprising users.