Giving in to user requests, networking site LinkedIn has decided to start letting its users post photos with their personal profiles, according to an Associated Press story on CNN.com.
Adam Nash, LinkedIn's senior director of products, said the site had resisted photos, wanting to maintain its image of professional networking and to set itself apart from social sites such as MySpace and Facebook. He also said LinkedIn didn't want to open potential employers to discrimination complaints. But, he said, photos have been one of the most-requested features.
The decision, writes ZDNet blogger Steve O'Hear, who has received nasty comments about his own picture, will certainly change the landscape, despite the talk about keeping everything professional.