LinkedIn Is Axing Answers
LinkedIn announced Thursday that it is retiring LinkedIn Answers, a feature that enabled users to ask questions and provide answers in a variety of topic areas. We frequently monitored and participated in the Q&A discussions. We also regularly passed along relevant opportunities to our clients. We felt the feature provided real value for professionals seeking input and insight. That said, the end of Answers does not come as a complete surprise, because LinkedIn never did a particularly good job of promoting the feature, positioning it prominently on its site or managing it effectively to weed out irrelevant questions or spammers.