LinkedIn Search: The Next Generation

Kudos to Esteban & the entire search team.  We’ve begun public testing of our next generation search engine on

LinkedIn Blog: LinkedIn Search: Finding Just Got Easier

As the largest global professional network, we’ve had the privilege of having millions of users enter over a billion professional search queries, and we’ve been working hard to build a much more robust professional people search engine. We interviewed lots of users and aggregated thousand of pieces of feedback. The end result is a completely redesigned search experience aimed at making it easier and faster to find the most relevant professionals that you’re looking for.

Esteban wrote a great blog post, so rather than replicate it here, I’ll just recommend that you click through and read about all of the new features.  We’re still in testing, so the product isn’t finalized, but it’s a top-to-bottom rearchitecture and redesign of the search engine, and I’m incredibly proud of the team.

So, check it out. There is a link in the upper right of every LinkedIn search results page to opt into the test.

Of course, if you want to cheat, clicking this link will automatically opt you in.

Let us know what you think.  I’ve been using the new search exclusively for four weeks now, and I have to say it is changing the way that I use LinkedIn.  Just the speed alone is worth the switch.

Goodbye, First Spouse Gold Coins. I’m Over You.

Just posted the first of my First Spouse gold coins on eBay

2007 First Spouse Proof Martha Washington Gold Coin

For those of you reading my blog for a long time, you know a couple things about my history with this series:

I’ve decided that this series of coins isn’t for me… it’s too much cash tied up in coins, and frankly most of the first spouses just aren’t that interesting to me.  I may buy one or two in the future (Jacqueline Kennedy?), but I’ve decided to opt out of the full series.

As a result, I’ll be selling the first five off at a rate of one a week.

I think I’m going to steer clear of the more trendy, obvious collector-bait series going forward.  Yes, Native American $1 Dollar Coins, I am talking to you.  Of course, I am a sucker for truly beautiful new efforts.

Just remember, all bids on eBay are binding.  And you must bid from a PayPal account with a confirmed address.