Facebook vs. LinkedIn: uh-oh

April 9th, 2014 | by Jason Alba |

Facebook is getting closer to LinkedIn’s territory: Facebook Adds Professional Skills Category for Job Seekers

I don’t think this would have been a big deal two years ago, but since LinkedIn started making changes since before the IPO (taking away features, moving stuff behind the premium level, changing focus from a professional networking site to a source of news, and otherwise making LinkedIn less important to professionals), I would say this is an interesting move for Facebook.

Could it even be possible for Facebook to compete with LinkedIn on the professional side?  People are realizing that personal relationships do indeed mix with professional interests… this is a logical step for Facebook, but what could it mean for LinkedIn?  (Oh please, don’t let it mean that LinkedIn becomes MORE like Facebook :( :( )

All the while, Twitter is becoming more like Facebook.  And Facebook, many say, have jumped the shark with this lameness.

I see how this can leave one very confused…. all the while the word “myspace” keeps repeating in the back of my mind… the question is, who will be the next myspace?

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