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LinkedIn to Let Users Bedazzle their Profile Pages

Among social media outlets, LinkedIn is one of the more straightforward: a respectable photo, a flattering but brief work bio, and perhaps some quirky personal interests. A little dull maybe, but that’s about all a recruiter needs to know about you.

That’s about to change: This week, LinkedIn announced that users will soon have more design license over their profile pages, with the option of adding  stock images (some pencils, a laptop, or flowers, for example) or a custom backdrop—similar to what’s already available on Facebook and Twitter. The banner background is available only to premium subscribers now but will be rolling out to all users in a few months.