Connections are two-way relationships of trust between people who know each other. If you're connected to someone, you will see each other's shares and updates on your respective homepages. You can also easily send messages to your connections on LinkedIn.
Following someone on LinkedIn allows you to see the person's posts and articles on your homepage without being connected to them. However, the person you are following won't see your posts. You can reach a larger audience by allowing others to follow your activity and read what you're sharing on LinkedIn.
To follow a member, click Follow on their profile page. If you don't see a Follow button:
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion | LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman Joins Microsoft’s Board
Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, is now a member of Microsoft’s board, which also includes Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Gap executive vice president Teri List-Stoll, and Microsoft chairman John Thompson.
Tech giant Microsoft closed its $26.2 billion acquisition of the business social network in December 2016. Estimates place Microsoft’s US net digital ad revenues to total $2.77 billion in 2016, while LinkedIn’s will total $0.73 billion. These figures are projected to grow to $3.38 billion and $0.91 billion in 2018, respectively. Pew Research Center’s “Social Media Update 2016” estimated that 29% of US adults are LinkedIn users.
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