Is LinkedIn Setting itself up to be your defacto Rolodex ?

It looks like LinkedIn wants  to become your defacto Rolodex, the one place where all your contacts details are stored and synced with other applications ( A pseudo CRM ?)

This new  feature sets up  LinkedIn to become the one stop shop for managing contacts and leads and enable tracking of your relation with a contact .

Business development managers/Sales Men and even recruiters are going to love this !!!

Step 1 

  • Save Notes about Your Contacts
  • Set Reminders to stay in touch
  • Notes on how you met
  • Tag with Key words

Linkedin Contact Save Notes,Reminders, Tag with Key words

 

Step 2

Remember conversations with contacts outside on LinkedIn by adding contact source like email,contact list and Calender

Linkedin Contact Remember Conversation by adding contact source like email,contact list and Calender

 

Step 3 

Sync with outlook ,Card Munch,Evernote , so all the interactions records of that contact outside of LinkedIn is in one place

Linkedin ContactSync with outlook ,Card Munch,Evernote , so all the interaction records of that contact outside of LinkedIn is in one place

 

Next Steps

Now after testing to see the uptake on the new contact  feature , the next steps i believe for LinkedIn is presenting users with intelligence based on the data  provided of contacts   …

Sample below

LinkedIn intelligence

credit : http://www.techtarget.com/html/activity_intelligence.html

 

 

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