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LinkedIn Updates Nonprofits Need To Know About

The LinkedIn Corp. application icon is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad in New York, U.S., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. For a
The LinkedIn Corp. application icon is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad in New York, U.S., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. For a pioneering tech company, LinkedIn Corp. took its time creating an app for the iPad crowd. Even Facebook Inc., the newer social networking service that has yet to go public, introduced a long-awaited iPad app in October. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

By Nonprofit Tech for Good

With the launch of a new LinkedIn Groups design, the company resolved one of its most pressing problems –- LinkedIn Group spam. Group management had become cumbersome and time-consuming for many admins of medium and large groups. Flagging irrelevant discussions as promotion posts or deleting them altogether can take up to thirty minutes a day and if you didn’t invest the time to get rid of the clutter, then the group would become overrun with spam and lose its appeal to group members. The new design, however, requires people to participate if they want their discussions to get noticed. The mass posting of links as discussions will likely still continue, but without participation, the links won’t achieve “Popular” status.

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2. Increased Spam Control: Popular and Recent Discussion Tabs

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3. Manager's Choice Selections Prominently Featured

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4. New Group Information Pop-down

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5. Mobile-Compatible

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