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Facebook V LinkedIn

7th Nov 2007

The question is: what platform is better suited for business networking? Mike Arrington argues:

Facebook may be used for professional networking (particularly in Silicon Valley), but it sure isn't set up to be. People's profiles are all about their dating status, pictures, videos and other very personal information. It's perfect for college dorm networking, but not so much for job or business development hunting.

LinkedIn, by contrast, is set up perfectly to network. You can see your extended network many levels deep, so you can quickly find out if you are connected to a person even with a few degrees of separation. With Facebook, you can go to your friends' profiles and see who they are friends with, but you can't go deeper into the social graph than that.

which I completely agree with. And Bethesda believes:

LinkedIn scales quite well the more connections a person was [ ...whereas... ] Facebook scales poorly the more people a person is connected to

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