LinkedIn’s Competitors

July 2nd, 2014 | by Jason Alba |

Almost two years ago I wrote LinkedIn Alternatives: Awesome comments on LinkedIn strategy and competition.  Check out this post on TechCrunch titled The Rise Of The “Social Professional” Networks.

No obviously, LinkedIn is the eight gazillion pound guerrilla… and no one is going head-to-head with them.  But the niche professional sites seem to be making progress.  In the article we learn about sites that are specifically for military, college kids, software geeks, mechanical engineers, data scientists, academics… and then look at the comments in that post to see other niche social sites for professionals.

Will any of these take LinkedIn down?  No.

Will any of them be more important for certain professionals than LinkedIn?  From what I hear, they already are.

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