He’s been working on a Clubhouse-style live sound room feature since at least then. It’s now slated to roll out this month as part of a new events platform.
LinkedIn said the plan is to allow organizers to host virtual round tables, fireside chats and other types of discussions as they see fit. Take Crunch. Hosts will be able to coordinate discussions, while attendees will be able to talk to each other during and after events. The events will run on internal tools built by LinkedIn.
Initially, LinkedIn hopes that members of the creator community (those who develop and share content on topics such as career development) will host events. According to the company, about 1.5 million content creators use LinkedIn’s live video streaming feature. Ultimately, LinkedIn aims to involve larger organizations in event management.
A video version of the feature will be available in the spring. The organizers will ostensibly not be able to charge you for access at this time, as LinkedIn currently has no plans for ticketed events.
Its popularity boomed when it first emerged during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and people stuck at home were looking for ways to connect with each other remotely (the invite-only approach created an atmosphere of exclusivity as well). Other major tech companies have created their own versions of live sound rooms, including, . LinkedIn may be a little late to the party, but its approach to formatting may be successful in the long run, as many of its users are eager to learn from those who want to share their knowledge, experience, and opinions.
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