Changes to your Facebook profile looks a lot like LinkedIn

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

When you login to your Facebook account on Monday you might notice some changes.  And if you're an active LinkedIn user you may notice some similarities to that professional networking site.  mark

The first similarity is the introduction.  Like LinkedIn, your new profile on Facebook will highlight your educational and career background.  Second, Facebook has a new innovation called "Featured Friends".  On Facebook these are your friends that are important to you.  On LinkedIn these are the people who have left recommendations for you.  Third, Facebook has the new "experiences" profile which is eerily similar to LinkedIn's "Experience" section.  

The question that begs to be answered is "why has Facebook made these changes?"

There really is only one answer:  Facebook wants to be more than just your "social" networking site. They want to be everyone's networking site.  

They want to be your personal hub for everything.  As Facebook's user group ages and becomes more serious and interested in their carer and professional life, the way they use Facebook will change.  And it seems Facebook wants to adapt and change with the needs of their user base.

A smart move by Facebook.  Maybe Mark Zuckerberg is growing up. Finally.

Company:
Facebook
Website:
http://www.facebook.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more


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