LinkedIn announced this week that they have acquired social sorting site Newsle. This machine-learning site, scans all social sites to cut out the noise and deliver to you only the most relevant information and content that you are looking for. It has been stated for now that Newsle will remain separate, running independently. Though the longer term plans of the acquisition have not been disclosed, I am sure that LinkedIn will have some clever plans for the integration of Newsle functionality into their platform!
LinkedIn claim that “LinkedIn and Newsle share a common goal: We both want to provide professional insights that make you better at what you do. For example, knowing more about the people in your network – like when they’re mentioned in the news – can surface relevant insights that help you hit your next meeting with them out of the park.” (LinkedIn blog)
The power of harnessing the most important and relevant information, content and insight into your personal, and even more importantly, professional connections presents an incredibly potent potential opportunity. Watch this space!