I wrote a post over the weekend about how Facebook is becoming cluttered while the new LinkedIn is clean. Today WebWorkerDaily has a post on the new LinkedIn. Love the last line in the post “As long as LinkedIn never offers anything with the word “poke” or “wall,” maybe they’re on to something after all.”
I have been doing a lot of research on social networks and will be posting results soon. One thing that I noticed in social networks, media, and groups is that that the most successful social media advertising or information connects virtual activities to the real world. Recently my LinkedIn experience has been blowing away the utility value of Facebook. It feels like a chore for me to work Facebook in order to connect to my real world relationships and activities. At first Facebook worked great then it became littered with notice – very dirty communications. Bottom line: it effected my productivity both on a personal and business level.
I have neighbors who work for Facebook and know a bunch of people over there so I hope this post can be taken as being constructive. If Facebook founders want to be the best social utility on the planet then it has to be 1) simple, 2) elegant, and 3) easy to use.
For professionals I have to say ‘Advantage LinkedIn”