Another innovation was announced yesterday, that I, for one, am very glad to see: more people, not just the influencers that LinkedIn had originally chosen, but potentially ANYONE, vetted by LinkedIn, can publish material, as an authority.

This article characterizes this new service. I agree with the tone of the article, and believe that LinkedIn and the new expanded influencers, need to think carefully how and when to use this privilege in a responsible, professional environment that benefits others. This new service will be another grander way to pay it forward.

LinkedIn blogged on it today here.