LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) is introducing something familiar or what others may recognize as the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) feature called “cover photo,” CNET’s Bridget Carey reports.
“Social networks are beginning to blur together,” Carey starts her report. People get to see a lot of changes to their social networking site of choice whether it be from LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) or Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). However, as Carey pointed out, the world’s biggest social networking sites are all starting to look the same. She continued:
“Take LinkedIn for example. The career-focused network is adding big background pictures to profiles. All Facebook, Google+ and Twitter all have these similar cover photos to convey personality. Now, LinkedIn says backgrounds will help you stand out. Just like any other network? Right now, it’s only for paid members but in a few months, everyone will be able to add a background photo.”
The CNET anchor then went on to cite other examples of companies like LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) launching features which are similar to some features of their rivals.
Carey takes note of Tinder getting a feature like SnapChat with photos that expire after a day. She also cites Instagram, a company Facebook has acquired, launching a filter intensity slider which she said may make Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) feel like Instagram is stealing the spotlight from Photoshop Express.
Speaking of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Carey reported that the social network recently launched a feature in its app that listens to the background sounds of a room a user is in and identifies what is playing or showing in that room. The user will then have the option to share what they are watching or listening to on their timelines. As a result, a movement has been created to encourage people to delete their accounts with the social networking giant for privacy concerns.
Watch the video below where Carey also talked about the new Chromecast update.
On the other hand, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shareholders includes Amici Capital managed by Paul Orlin and Alex Porter which had 927,000 by the end of the first quarter. White Elm Capital managed by Matthew Iorio also reported by the end of March a 920,944-share stake.