Related questions have been asked several times over the years, but there was just a LinkedIn interface upgrade today (Feb 28, 2017) and I wonder if we are one step closer to creating a solution...
Acknowledged related questions: (please don't flag question, as I am adding the Embedly part to my question.)
- How can I insert my Stack Overflow rating into LinkedIn?
- Is it possible to show the Stack Exchange flair on LinkedIn?
- Add StackExchange profile to LinkedIn?
- How to show my Stack Exchange flair on Linkedin?
- Add badge to LinkedIn profile
So with the latest UI, you will see:
Which will allow you to edit your profile. At the bottom of the displayed modal window you will see a Summary box:
Pasting the Stack Exchange flair code directly into the box doesn't work — it won't render the HTML. (This is nothing new.) If you click the "Supported Formats" link, you will see a short explanation which includes a link to a full list of rich media content to embed.ly
Alas, there is no Stack Exchange on the list!
The question part: This is the way forward, right? Have Stack Exchange and LinkedIn gone far enough to enable this feature to actually happen? Is the final step that Stack Exchange, LinkedIn, and Embedly just need to make things official so we can all flair up our LinkedIn profiles? Gosh, I hope so, because LinkedIn endorsements have absolutely no credibility, and Stack Exchange flair gives an untold audience a verifiable metric and a lead to investigate the actual expertise and professionalism of a person willing to volunteer their Stack Exchange username.