Today as I was looking at the updates on my Linkedin Profile page I saw a tip : Learn more about using LinkedIn by reading Guy Kawasaki’s post, Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn. by coincidence I had just finished an article in the Economist article today that called Facebook for Suits. The article hightlights:
- People are updating their Linkedin profiles in record numbers because of the economic upheaval.
-Top Business social networks are Linkedin and Xing with 29M and 6.5M members. Both have a premium paid version and are profitable
- For the English speaking audience LinkedIn is better and Xing has 16 language versions including Madarin.
According to the article Xing can position itself as the European leader for business social networking if it plays its cards right. Jeremiah Owyang quoted in the Economist article says that things could change if Facebook Grows up and becomes a place for serious business.
Are you a member of both Linkedin and Xing? Do you think Facebook can be used for business starting now?
The original post by Guy Kawasaki : http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/01/ten_ways_to_use.html
Economist article : http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12304861
The post by Mario Sundar http://blog.linkedin.com/blog/2007/07/ten-ways-to-use.html