Need a Break? Play Tetris With Your LinkedIn Connections

LinkedIn's take on Tetris, called DropIn, is a fun way to keep up with your network.

Everyone needs a little diversion during the workday, right? (And no, I'm not talking about Farmville.) In honor of the 27th anniversary of Tetris, LinkedIn announced a neat, new game called DropIn.

DropIn, which was developed during a Hackday competition, puts a professional twist on Tetris. Instead of the standard, colored Tetris blocks, DropIn blocks are comprised of your contacts' profile pictures and LinkedIn "in" logos.

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To play, log in to your LinkedIn account and visit LinkedIn Labs. You can also sign in with your account information here.

[Want more LinkedIn tips, tricks and analysis? Check out CIO.com's LinkedIn Bible.]

Much like the original Tetris, DropIn uses your keyboard to rotate and place the blocks. Hover over a picture to review the contact's name, job info and latest status update.

If your boss asks, you're networking.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer technology, social networking and Web 2.0 for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Kristin at kburnham@cio.com

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