LinkedIn is Facebook for Dinosaurs

I've been a fan of LinkedIn for a couple of years now.  In the past, when I've encouraged some colleagues to sign up, I would explain that LinkedIn is like MySpace for grown ups.  People I work with generally know kids who use MySpace, but they really don't know what these kids do.  It's sometimes enough to get them started.

In the past month, I've been playing with Facebook.  It's so much richer than LinkedIn.  The interactions are richer, and the overall tone much more personal (enough so that some folks I know are a bit creeped out by it).  I'd suggest people try it out.  Even if you can't imagine living your life embedded in Facebook (and you really can run your life from inside it) it will give you an idea what the next generation of social networking looks like.  Now, instead of telling people that LinkedIn is MySpace for grown-ups, I tell them that LinkedIn is Facebook for dinosaurs.  Happy networking!

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