IMO, it would be nice to have the linked-In icon feature to share your answer or question:

share your answer on

There are only Facebook and Twitter icons, and more social relationship websites could be added.

It could be like area51 sharing options:

Share This

  • Or how about when you up vote something, you also "Like" it? Feb 18, 2011 at 6:38
  • No, it is more about advertising PMSE to your friends.
    – Johnny
    Feb 18, 2011 at 10:09
  • @Dave - I will never upvote if I have to "Like" everything. I don't trust Facebook and some of the other social networking sites, and make it a point to never merge or allow my Facebook account to have access to other services.
    – jmort253
    Feb 19, 2011 at 17:56

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In 2011, the StackExchange staff ran an experiment where the LinkedIn sharing option was available in the list of networks that a user could choose to use to share a link to the question.

The results were published on CFO Michael Pryor's Twitter account:

Over test period StackExchange referrals from Facebook = 12k, Twitter = 11k, LinkedIn = 500. @codinghorror played sad trombone for LinkedIn.

As a result, LinkedIn is not an option. However, there is a LinkedIn PMSE group which was created to help promote the site.

For more information on the LinkedIn sharing link experiment, please see this Meta-SO Question.

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