LinkedIn Pulse

What is LinkedIn Pulse?

LinkedIn Pulse is a collection of articles providing analysis of and insight into today's global political, social, legal, and -- of course -- economic issues.  Many are written by notable public figures in business, government, and philanthropy, such as Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, and even American President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.  If you have some business wisdom that you feel you can share, then you can join in the conversation, too!

How to use LinkedIn Pulse

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Move your mouse cursor over Interests in the menu across the top, and click Pulse.

    LinkedIn Pulse button

  3. You will now see a continuous list of recently-published articles on LinkedIn.  Click on the author's name to go their LinkedIn page, or click Follow to get updates on your main LinkedIn page whenever they write something new.  Click [X] Likes to "like" this article and show appreciation for it, or click one of the social media icons (from left to right, they are LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) to share this article on your social media feed(s).

    LinkedIn pulse article options

  4. If you scroll to the bottom of the article, you will see the comments section.  To add a new comment, click in the box labelled "Add Your Comment" and type in what you want to say.  Then click Comment.

    Linkedin pulse comments section

    You can also click Like below someone else's comment to show appreciation for it, or click Reply to make a comment in response to their comment (the process is virtually the same as adding a new comment).

  5. If you'd like to write an article for LinkedIn Pulse yourself, click Publish Post in the top-right corner.

    Publish LinkedIn pulse article button

  6. From there, you can write a headline for your post, and format what you write with options common to word processors (e.g. changing your font style, aligning your text a certain way, creating a numbered or bulleted list, and so on).  At the bottom, you can also type in and select "tags", which are keyword that will make your article easier to find in searches.

    Write LinkedIn pulse article

  7. You can even search through your computer to find just the right cover picture to complete your post.  When you're all done, click Publish, or click Save if you're not quite done and want to come back and finish it later.  Or click Delete if you change your mind and don't want to publish the post.

    Confirm publishing LinkedIn pulse post

  8. If you click the three bars next to "Pulse", it will open a drop-down menu where you can select to see articles pertaining to a particular business topic.  Or, you can click Discover More for additional options.

    Select LinkedIn pulse channel

  9. If you click Discover More, you will be taken to a list of contributors to and channels on LinkedIn Pulse.  Click a contributor or channel's name to see what they've written lately, or click the "+" icon in the top-right corner of their picture to follow them and be among the first to know when they post something new!

    Follow from LinkedIn pulse

That's about everything you need to know about LinkedIn Pulse!

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