LinkedIn Offers Stripped-Down Mobile Version

By Mike Maddaloni on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 07:03 AM with 1 comments

photo of Treo with Mike's LinkedIn profileBusiness networking site LinkedIn has released a version of its service formatted for mobile devices. TechCrunch reported its release though there is no mention of it to be found on LinkedIn itself.

The mobile version is located at m.linkedin.com provides basic but stripped-down functionality of what you can do in a standard browser. Once you log in, you can see your own profile and contacts list. The Updates link appears to be similar to what is on the home page of LinkedIn, but unfortunately does not match the Web page. This is a feature I have identified as one of the key features of LinkedIn. Also, you can view your own Connections, but not your Connection’s Connections. Perhaps this is why there is a “beta” label at the top of the page.

You can of course view the mobile version in a standard browser. This will benefit LinkedIn members who are visually impaired and use a screen reader when surfing the Web. A while back when LinkedIn restructured the Connections list, it made it unreadable for those using screen readers. Using the mobile version will give those users back this vital feature of the service.

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