LinkedIn is adding the ability to tag people in status updates and comments and I’m not sure how I feel about that.
It’s all pretty simple. When you type a name in either the update box or a comment box, the Connections feed opens and tries to match the name you typed with the people on your list. Choose the correct “James” , then finish your message.
The tagging tool is all about starting a conversation. If you really want the other person to respond, though, you should go with something more creative than “check out this article!”