LinkedIn Integration

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 8 years and 1 month ago
Just wondering if LinkedIn integration would be good.  So, if someone searches for a company, the LinkedIn results will show up.

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This would be a great idea.  I've always wanted to search for LinkedIn results on DuckDuckGo.
posted by [Old Forum eric.leebow] • 8 years and 1 month ago Link
I actually try to bubble them to the top when I see them. Are there particular pieces of information that you think makes sense for 0-click?
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 1 month ago Link
Yes, take a look at the Groups or the Company pages to follow.  Wouldn't it be neat if you could somehow make it so that you could follow the company within the 0-Click, or put the follow this company there.  LinkedIn is under appreciated in so many ways, yet it's a powerful networking tool.
posted by [Old Forum eric.leebow] • 8 years and 1 month ago Link
In general, it would be great to have "people search" on ddg... Many people have asked me if it exists on ddg...
posted by [Old Forum dhruvbird] • 8 years and 17 days ago Link
What do you think that means? That is, of course you can people search on DDG, and I already do some things to make it better, e.g. move LinkedIn, Twitter to top, 0-click, name detection, etc.
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 17 days ago Link
This person talking about stuff like or, and public record search sites. There are plenty of people search sites, as well as public record searches. Trust me I know this industry, as I'm into social networking search, and social discovery. People search is a variation of social search  Just start adding Bang for people searches.

Sites below are people search type sites and public record sites, and the list goes on. Some you have to pay for to use.  WikiWorldbook is an interesting character.   I wouldn't call them social networking sites, as much as they are people search sites. There are more, I'm sure!

Any of these sites have bang?

posted by [Old Forum eric.leebow] • 8 years and 17 days ago Link
So, after speaking to them, it seems as if they want all sorts of people related results (like linked in, facebook, etc... that you mentioned) clustered into one place like the 0-click info box. I don't know how wise it would be to do so, but I personally use the 0-click info. box on blind faith. So, if I see such a box for any of my searches, I just check that rather than the other results. I don't know how that would work out or whether it would even make sense to do so in case of people. Any ideas??

Typical use cases include:
1. Researching about someone (as an interviewer) (edu. background, current location/employer)
2. Finding out someone's current email ID
3. Checking out blogs, twitter and linkedin account, etc... of that person
4. Claim validation, etc...

posted by [Old Forum dhruvbird] • 8 years and 17 days ago Link
I have been very hesitant of polluting the 0-click box for the reason you specified. I'm also concerned with people that I group profiles that don't belong to the same person, which can happen quite a lot.

However, I have had two ideas in this area:

1) See the top link at -- how it is actually a lot of links? I generally like this concept and could aggregate a lot of profile sites when I see them.

2) I've thought about making a feature that guesses company email IDs, and that could be tied to LinkedIn and suggest some, though I worry about accuracy, privacy, etc. 
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 16 days ago Link