LinkedIn and other social networks

21 באוגוסט 2007

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I answered Ayalet's survey on social networks by stating the web 2.0 site in which I center my activity is still LinkedIn.

Ayelet seemed to by surprised by the fact LinkedIn is still going strong, especially versus FaceBook.

While Facebook seems to be the most dominant among general-purpose social networking sites, LinkedIn still attracts IT professionals, since it has a specific focus:

  • It's your online resume
  • It can help find information on potential employer
  • It can help employer find references on candidates

While in other sites I may add various friends and people I met to my contacts, in LinkedIn I only add people I actually worked with, and I keep my profile very neat and ordered to serve as a professional presentation page.

In addition to that, LinkedIn may be soon competing with Facebook.

If social networks sites are trees, LinkedIn is a Bonsai tree, and there is always room for those.


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  1. Ayelet21 באוגוסט 2007 ב 14:32

    Hi Adi:
    I wasn't surprised. I have just heard that many people left LinkedIn for Facebook. I myself have not. I actually wrote a post entitled Facebook Vs. LinkedIn:
    I think that professionals see LinkedIn as a far better channel to find potential business partners and employees. It may not be as exciting as Facebook, but it accomplishes its purpose.

  2. Adi21 באוגוסט 2007 ב 19:14

    Hi Ayelet
    Since we both agree on the reasons to keep using LinkedIn, I wonder why people are leaving it in favor of FaceBook.