Facebook vs LinkedIn
Last updated: March 05, 2018
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Using Facebook at Work employers can create separate log-ins for employees to use with their Work accounts, or users can link these up with their other profiles to access everything in one place.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. 250 million+ members. Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.
Face to face in the news:
2018 - Facebook takes on LinkedIn with Job Posts
Facebook is rolling out job posts (that were rolled out in the U.S. and Canada last year) to 40 more countries. Businesses will be able to post job openings to a Jobs tab on their Page, Jobs dashboard, Facebook Marketplace, and the News Feed that they can promote with ads. Meanwhile, job seekers can discover openings, auto-fill applications with their Facebook profile information, edit and submit their application, and communicate via Messenger to schedule interviews. Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook is focused basically on low-skilled job seekers. The update also brings more sections to discover jobs using filters like proximity, industry, and whether they want a full-time or part-time gig.
2017 - LinkedIn makes its messenger smarter to keep up with Facebook
LinkedIn is unveiling a new smart reply feature in its messaging app, which gives users prompts with different phrases to use while they are chatting to keep the conversation flowing. The feature is launching in English first in LinkedIn’s mobile app and on desktop. LinkedIn says that it plans to roll it out to more languages sometime in the future. And users can opt out of the smart reply feature in their settings. LinkedIn has been trying suggested replies since January, but the key difference in today’s news is that the company is now using more AI tools like machine learning and more sophisticated natural language processing to be able to understand the gist of a conversation and how to help keep it going. The conclusion is that LinkedIn is now more collaborative if compared vs Facebook
2015 - Facebook adds new tools for managing communication on your page to keep up competition with LinkedIn
Facebook unveiled new features for Pages that empower Page owners to manage communication from any device, give admins more control over their Page’s responsiveness badge and make it easier than ever for Page admins to manage both the public and private interactions they receive. Starting this month all Pages can set the average time it takes for them to reply to messages. Admins can choose to show that they respond either “within minutes,” “within an hour,” “within hours” or “within a day.” Additionally, Page response times will now show up in Messenger threads when a person messages a business, so people know when to expect a response from the business. The new messaging status “away” allows admins to designate when they are unavailable to respond to messages. Page admins can now also set Away Messages and Instant Replies. The new Pages inbox is easier to use and provides more context on the people businesses message with and deliver messages in real time. These changes help Page admins keep up with messages faster and manage conversations more easily.
2011 - LinkedIn is trying to take business-sites away from Facebook. Beware Facebook
As known, last year Facebook has launched its not-very-secret plan of conquering the Internet, according to which all web sites will embed social plug-ins Facebook Connect (from the Like button to the commenting system). And to date, most sites have voluntarily become nodes in the huge Facebook's social graph. Business-oriented social network LinkedIn wants to repeat this trick only in the business space. This week it unveiled the set of social plug-ins, almost the same as that of Facebook. LinkedIn is bidding on the fact that most people wouldn't like to interfere with their work and business with personal life. For example, when somebody shares a link to new photos of Jennifer Lopez ass, he would like his business partners to receive this link. And vice versa, if a person pitches his Facebook feed with PR and business news - no one will make friends with him.
LinkedIn provides business sites and private blogs the following plug-ins:
Share button - to share business news and interesting offerings
Business Card = your resume + business contacts
Company Insider - shows customized information about a company including who, in the logged-in person's network, works there, a list of new hires and job changes, and even the ability to follow such news
LinkedIn login that supports OAuth 2.0