On Quora there is an awesome question: LinkedIn: Why hasn’t anyone disrupted LinkedIn yet?
In a nutshell John talks about the diff between LinkedIn and Facebook… and what could disrupt LinkedIn. I agree with everything he says.
I don’t think any organization is going to be successful in going head-to-head with LinkedIn. They own the market. I mean, they OWN it!
(note: Monster owned it a few years ago… :p)
So, no head-to-head.
But what about niche, or vertical?
That’s where it is at. I think the verticals are where LinkedIn is leaking value/users/discussion.
Check out his answer on Quora to see the different verticals, and where people in those verticals are hanging out. He lists quite a few.
His post is brilliant.
His style is also brilliant. All around, a great read.