28 October, 2006
LinkedIn addes service recommendations
LinkedIn have added a 'Services' tab to their main menu bar. It allows people to publicly recommend their contacts to the network.
You can recommend people that aren't LinkedIn members yet - they will of course receive an email inviting them to complete their profile so that they can control what others see of them. Effectively, this creates a trusted company directory. And a method of usurping Directory Enquiry services. Ecademy have had a 'Marketplace' for ages.
One wonders what happens when you dispute a ranking. Ecademy had a 'jail' and an arbitration process, I seem to recall.