Is LinkedIn a Better Utility than Facebook? For Professionals “Advantage LinkedIn”

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”

Author: John

Entrepreneur living in Palo Alto California and the Founder of SiliconANGLE Media

9 thoughts on “Is LinkedIn a Better Utility than Facebook? For Professionals “Advantage LinkedIn””

  1. I find Facebook about as near to useless as any info product I have ever owned or used. I find LinkedIn far more utilitarian, however, after paying them some kind of fee, like 20 a month, I stopped, and used the free version – guess what? I can’t tell the difference.

  2. There is something very polite about LinkedIn. It’s pleasant to use. Facebook is much less personal, which is strange, because it is supposed to be about friendships, and LinkedIn about money. But Facebook feels more robotic.

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