Presently we have the share link option to Facebook and Twitter. Why not LinkedIn?


Why LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is place for professional networking and I believe if I shared a question/answer there I would have more developers/programmers looking into it and it would be the right kind of promotion of Stack Exchange.

  • There is a limit to how many "sharing" links you should show, but I don't think we're near that limit yet. The other thing to consider is how much traffic would it generate?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 13:19
  • didn't even know there was a limit i hadn't shared any until now .
    – Aditya P
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 13:36
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    As far as I know there isn't a limit to the number of links shown in the code - I was thinking more of the space they'd take up. I would be very surprised if there was a limit to the number of links you can share as that would defeat their purpose.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 13:46
  • Who can we contact in this regard? and How?
    – Aditya P
    Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 3:24
  • I've also made the same request on the feedback section of LinkedIn - can't harm I guess.
    – amelvin
    Commented Mar 26, 2011 at 23:03

2 Answers 2


Sharing on linkedin is experimentally enabled.

We will re-evaluate this in a month or two and see how much it is being used, to determine if we will carry it forward or drop it.

  • so i guess linkedin didn't make the cut. care to share any metrics or feedback on this you may have collected that led to this decision?
    – kenwarner
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 14:54
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    see twitter.com/#!/michaelpryor/status/111516578725629952 Commented Sep 16, 2011 at 0:48
  • would be nice to give this another go. a lot can change in 2 years? I know it's a feature I would use. Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 12:51

I would like to see more integration to LinkedIn, but I'm not sure if SO Careers has too many crossovers; like uploading CVs and job adverts for example. But as SO will never be a social network linking to the best career building social network would benefit both SO and LinkedIn.

I would be more than impressed if SO spoke to LinkedIn and got LinkedIn to allow SO flair to be added as a Linked In application - in the same way that your Amazon Reading List, GitHub projects, Tweets, some blog types and so on can be added to your LinkedIn profile.

I think SO flair as a LinkedIn application will guide many more people from LinkedIn to SO as it would not put off non-technical people - and it would enhance the implicit value of the SO reputation.

  • I mention SO Careers and then checked my email to find out that I had been sent an SO Careers 2.0 invite earlier today - spooky.
    – amelvin
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 15:21
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    +1 i feel the same to. it would definitely good for every one if a decent level of integration is achieved.
    – Aditya P
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 17:37

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