Why LinkedIn and not Facebook

Ok, I’m not accepting any Facebook invites. All Facebook does for me is consume my time and I’ve got work to do.

LinkedIn on the other hand is my online resume, it does keep me in touch with other working professionals. I often get asked “Why LinkedIn?” – well I’ve found this slideshow that details what and how you can use LinkedIn, go check it out.

If you want to connect to me via LinkedIn there are two questions I need to be able to answer first before I’ll accept:

  • Are you (or your company) someone I know or deal with or about to deal with?
  • Is there any value in us being connected?

If your invite answers those, all is good. You can find my LinkedIn Profile here.

2 thoughts on “Why LinkedIn and not Facebook”

  1. The purpose of Facebook is to market the masses. It’s value is intrinsic to the fact that there are so many people in it providing personal data that can be used for mass marketing purposes or community engagement. If your sole interest for social networking is business related and you have no interest in mass marketing then you do not need to be on Facebook.

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