LinkedIn has 200+ million members and Facebook has 1+ billion members. The figure speaks for itself which one is more popular. But, if you look closely there is a big difference in the functionality between LinkedIn and Facebook.
This post is going to look at both the technical functionality as well as the usefulness of the using each of these social media sites.
LinkedIn Share vs Facebook Share
What I really love about the LinkedIn share feature is you can share on multiple groups along with your own profile and Twitter (if connected ) and to separate individuals all at once. On Facebook however, you cannot share on multiple groups all at once.
This feature comes in handy when you’re part of multiple groups which saves you a lot of time and also causes less frustration because of all those copy-pasting.
LinkedIn Groups vs Facebook Groups
LinkedIn groups are more specific than Facebook Groups. The most common cause for this is because LinkedIn is comprised of working professionals. It can be a good source of traffic if you know what you’re doing. With traffic, you also get to meet some highly qualified working professionals as well. And, for that LinkedIn groups are the best.
Facebook has lots of groups as well. The only difference is that on Facebook there are lots of similar groups with the same members all over the place. On LinkedIn, however, this incident is restricted. The problem with Facebook groups is that, the same members are present in every other groups which has no benefit on it’s own.
LinkedIn is Professional and Facebook is Casual
I covered some of the reasons above already. LinkedIn is professional because most of it’s members are working professionals. Once you start connecting, you can get to know real working professionals and how they work. You also get to know what technology is used in the job sector and what are the popular trends by looking at their resume and all the qualifications they have.
Facebook on the other hand is good for chatting and hanging out with friends. Though more people use it, it doesn’t have any productive value that it can give you. Since it has more than a billion members the only thing that you can use it for is MARKETING which can be anything.
However, you can also carry out marketing on LinkedIn as well. If you know what you’re doing, you can probably get much more targeted customer for your product or business. Since, LinkedIn is a professional place, people know what they’re looking for and you know what kind of customers you’re looking for.
Another great feature that I love is Endorsements. Endorsements are nothing but approving the skills and expertise of someone. Endorsements are a great way to display your skills to other people. The more endorsements you get, the better. When you have people endorsing you, other people starts to have more faith in your skills and expertise.
LinkedIn Helps You Find Jobs
If you didn’t know this, LinkedIn can help you find jobs as well. If you follow the companies that you want to get a job at or would like to apply some day, then LinkedIn is the most appropriate place to do it.
Following the companies can also get you more information about a specific organization. It can give you the extra knowledge that you need to crack a tough interview round in a job application process.
Some of these features make LinkedIn functionally and productively superior than Facebook. If you think about it, there’s no point in wasting too much time gossiping or chatting with your friends all the time. In today’s extreme competitive nature, you also have to stay ahead and for that you need to increase your productivity.
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