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How To Find Content That Has Been Shared To LinkedIn

One of the quirks of LinkedIn is trying to find content that you or others have shared to your profile from elsewhere online. Your LinkedIn profile would seem like a great place to share news and articles related to your profession, but once you do that, where do they go?

Since the advent of LinkedIn Posts, a built in publishing platform owned and operated by LinkedIn, they have been understandably wanting people to create original content on LinkedIn rather then sharing third party content.

As a result, now when you visit your own profile, or the profile of one of your connections, you will not easily see any of the content they have shared to their profile. All that is visible is posts that have been written on the LinkedIn Posts platform.

However, LinkedIn does still allow you to view content shared to a profile with an added step. When you are on a LinkedIn profile, click on the drop down menu beside "SEND A MESSAGE", and choose "VIEW RECENT ACTIVITY".

This section of a profile details all the activity on your account, including likes, comments, and shares.

Now that you know the trick to see what people are up to on LinkedIn, go explore some profiles and interact with their shares.

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2 comments (Add your own)

1. John Cameron wrote:
Thanks Jonathan, another good tip I got about Linkedin is to realize that it is the world's largest business 'rolodex.' The neat thing is that most people put their work history & interests on there as well so there are lots of good conversation starters.

Fri, July 22, 2016 @ 1:22 PM

2. Jon wrote:
Hi John,

Thanks for the comment, nice to hear from you! I like the rolodex perspective.

Fri, July 22, 2016 @ 3:44 PM

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