You may have heard debates about what is better, Facebook or LinkedIn or ____.
I don’t get too involved in those talks for various reasons. Even though LinkedIn has 1/6th (more or less) the number of signups that Facebook has, it is still a strong, contender for what it does.
Can Facebook, though, do things to infringe on the value that LinkedIn provides?
Possibly, if they are good at figuring it out. One thing they would need to do is allow us to somehow showcase our professional image on Facebook. Check out this very LinkedIn-looking page on Facebook:
This is done with, of course, a Facebook App called “My LinkedIn Profile.” You can get to it by clicking on this image:
Of course, this Facebook App wouldn’t work if there was no LinkedIn, since it seems to scrape the information from a LinkedIn Profile…
The line between Facebook and LinkedIn, and “personal” and”business,” just gets blurrier and blurrier!
Even if Facebook replaced the look of a LinkedIn Profile, there are still some killer functions that Facebook is relatively weak on… until they address those LinkedIn doesn’t have too much to worry about from Facebook.