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.