How to Filter Content on LinkedIn by Date and 1st Connections

A few years outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said;

“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing.”

A number of experts and sources since then have debunked this figure. 

But ​the reality is we are inundated with new information every day and it’s only getting noisier.  So how do we determine what is useful and what we can ignore? 

Take LinkedIn for example. Every time you go to your Home page there is a stream of posts by a variety of people, not just 1st connections and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll to find something one of your connections has posted that is of interest that you would like to comment on, like or share. It’s a lot of work. 

Well now some good news for LinkedIn users, a new feature – Filtering Content – I love it when LinkedIn adds a feature that is not just worthwhile but time-saving too!  

Click the text below the video image to watch a quick explanation video I shot for a group I am working with right now

CLICK HERE to Watch the LinkedIn Content Filter Video

You can now search terms for content and then filter by posts by yourself or by your 1st connections and then also by time – last 24 hours, last week and last month. 

I can see this being useful if you want to see what your network has been talking about and engage in posts that are relevant. No more having to scroll and scroll to find this. 

How will you use this feature? 

NOTE: AS with any new feature LinkedIn never gives it to everyone all at once. It will be rolled out over time, so if you do not have it now, keep checking. 

Thanks to Greg Cooper for bringing my attention to this.

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