LinkedIn director of product management Ryan Roslansky announced the new feature on the company's official blog. The goal is to let all professionals share their experience with everyone else on the social network. "Every professional has valuable experience to share," Roslansky said.
The feature is currently available to 25,000 LinkedIn members, and will eventually roll out to all 277 million users. The feature offers the ability for users to follow other LinkedIn members who aren't in their network, and to build their own collection of followers, according to Roslansky.
While the company is giving all users the ability to publish more content, it is also adding more professionals as LinkedIn Influencers. Recent additions include Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, and CNBC (CMCSA) host Suze Orman.
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