Introduced back in the old days of 2003, LinkedIn took a serious approach to the social networking phenomenon. Rather than being a platform for former classmates, LinkedIn was, -and still is-, a networking platform for business people who want to connect with other professionals all around the world.
I joined LinkedIn in early 2005/2006 with the purpose of gaining my first “serious” job. But now that my networks have developed – there is a lot of overlap – my friends are my connections and connections are my friends. LinkedIn has increasingly built features last year similar to Facebook in order to make it a more socially friendly place: text updates, image updates, people tagging, and company pages. But perhaps it is becoming too much a Facebook look-a-like.
LinkedIn is becoming more like Facebook. The professional nature of some people is gone … what will the new professional networking and career platform?