LinkedIn needs to dashboard me



LinkedIn is an amazing tool. I use it daily for the following tasks

  • Research companies and potential business partners
  • Keep up to date on what’s going on in the digital marketing industry (Search, mobile, location, social and data across all three of these, just in case your keeping score)
  • Share content to the LinkedIn group Marketing@Daniels
  • Review who has checked out my profile
  • Check out my influencer/group feed

When I list these out, it’s quite a bit of activity. AND I “get” to navigate to all of these! #noJoy (Same thing with the mobile and tablet app.) I’ve been thinking lately that it would be nice to have a dashboard of all the things that I do on a regular basis. Like Ducksboard for professionals. The LinkdedIn Professional Dashboard! You could log in and easily see what you wanted at a glance. Of course there would be a section where LinkedIn’s new offers could be featured based on the treasure trove of data they have on you. (There would be smarter/data-driven alerts.) I’m sure LinkedIn would charge for this and I may actually be willing to pay! I think it fits nicely between the Business and the Business Plus packages. I’d call it the Data Pig membership!

By Michael Myers

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.