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Wall Street Likes LinkedIn More Than Facebook Because It's Professional Vs Social: Which Do You Like More?

Fef 2012/08/06 22:00:00
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Brendan Wallace argues in his piece on Forbes.com that Wall Street likes businesses that it can understand -- and Wall Street still doesn't understand how to value or price the social networking phenomenon known as "Facebook."

FORBES.COM reports:
LinkedIn is no Silicon Valley darling when it comes to drawing eyeballs, press attention, or inspiring Hollywood movies. There was no drama or intrigue around its founding; it is one-sixth the size of Facebook and grew far slower, and it is run by a CEO in his 40s, not his 20s. But the post-IPO performance of LinkedIn’s stock highlights why it is so valuable as a company despite its bland reputation.
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  • Osaka 2012/08/07 04:13:42
    LinkedIn
    Osaka
    +3
    LinkedIn is more of a business networking.

    Basically its like making a resume, so its understandable.

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  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/08/16 19:16:29
  • rarity 2012/08/08 22:55:32
    Facebook
    rarity
    .jububob:fud7
  • lucky 2012/08/08 15:03:30
    LinkedIn
    lucky
    It makes sense, If I wanted to talk to a professional in any field Id go to linkedIn, if I wanted to talk to the every day consumer Id probably go to Facebook.

    Facebook is everyday socializing, LinkedIn is professional networking.
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/08/08 07:04:10
    LinkedIn
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    At least in my experience, more rational people are to be found on LinkedIn. Of course this is due in many cases to the nature of the groups of professionals with whom I am associated there. Most of my Facebook friends are people who value liberty and individual rights, but those friends are a more diaphanous group and include relatives and acquaintances whose mental capacities many vary widely. In addition, Facebook comments are somewhat directed toward brevity and incomplete thoughts, than toward serious discussions. The operation of the ordinary return key on Facebook tells the story of hoped for superficiality. It is the quip network.
  • Jason 2012/08/08 04:45:12
  • SundayS... Jason 2012/08/08 14:51:20
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    Linked In is kind of like facebook but for businesses. o3o And people send you messages about jobs and such. My mom has one~
  • jere.chievres 2012/08/08 01:12:31 (edited)
    LinkedIn
    jere.chievres
    It is for professionals only. I have hundreds of contact's in the Army through there!
  • Rob 2012/08/07 22:53:37
    Facebook
    Rob
    +2
    I get a lot of invites on LinkedIn from people I don't know just because we may have someone or a compnay in common. That's not the case on FB.
  • Obama Your MommA 2012/08/07 18:48:46
    Facebook
    Obama Your MommA
    +2
    linkedin is not a social networking site. It's stupid to compare the two.
  • Ginny 2012/08/07 18:36:47
    Facebook
    Ginny
    LinkedIn sounds just like facebook but people will probaly go there thinking it is "different" and unquie" just so they aren't on a hated site.
  • jere.ch... Ginny 2012/08/08 01:15:17
    jere.chievres
    It's nothing at all like face book. I quit facebook.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/07 18:22:19
    Facebook
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    I like facebook more and I did so even before I retired.
  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/08/07 18:05:00
    LinkedIn
    t.eliot, topbard
    I don't know. I don't use either one.
  • Willow 2012/08/07 18:00:57
    Facebook
    Willow
    I don't have either so why should I really care?
  • intolerantrwj 2012/08/07 17:48:17
    LinkedIn
    intolerantrwj
    .... neither would have been welcome Fef .... it would have allowed me to be truthful.
  • Adrint 2012/08/07 16:08:03 (edited)
    LinkedIn
    Adrint
    +1
    Facebook is absolutely horrible and infested with a terribly stupid user base.
  • Daniel Secrist 2012/08/07 15:28:23
    Facebook
    Daniel Secrist
    FB is much easier to use, for a wider range of purposes. Don't really care how either operation rates this nanosecond in that semi-automatic swindle bin we call Wall Street.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/07 15:02:15
    LinkedIn
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    More Professional.
  • Loz 2012/08/07 14:49:25
    Facebook
    Loz
    Facebook althrough
  • Cat 2012/08/07 13:14:04 (edited)
    Facebook
    Cat
    +1
    I don't even know what Linkedln is.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/08/07 12:50:23 (edited)
  • Daniel ... thє вlu... 2012/08/07 15:34:24
    Daniel Secrist
    +1
    I have a LinkedIn account, but never found it to be much use. I use a combination of email, Dropbox, and when Google when forced to, for biz, MeetUp and FB for social events and sharing news.
  • John Wa... Daniel ... 2012/08/08 07:34:12
    John Walker II
    I've been able to use my linked in account to find folks for particular skill sets, as well as knowing how to start discussions with them. Mind you, this would be for professional purposes, not casual chatting.

    The two are very different, focusing on different purposes and for a different crowd.
  • Daniel ... John Wa... 2012/08/09 18:51:51
    Daniel Secrist
    Guess I'm in the right crowd for me, then. Still don't see why I should care what the casino crowd thinks.
  • Gerald 2012/08/07 12:31:59
    Facebook
    Gerald
    +2
    Ummm, why no choice for "Neither"??? Buy anyway....who gives a $#!T what Wall St. likes or dislikes? Wall St. lost all credibility after the taxpayer funded bailout.
  • JMCC 2012/08/07 11:55:16
    Facebook
    JMCC
    +1
    I don't think it is possible to compare the two as they both serve completely different purposes.

    Linkedin is great for professional purposes; networking, collaborative working and the sharing of pertinent information.

    Facebook: Is social....
  • D D 2012/08/07 11:25:18
    Facebook
    D D
    Facebook all the way.
  • Jevelinc.com 2012/08/07 09:55:57
    Facebook
    Jevelinc.com
    LinkedIn often times requires you to know the person who you would like to connect with or "friend" 's email address or be "introduced" by someone else. LinkedIn has to many road blocks to adding connections and networking with new people.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/08/07 08:34:17
    Facebook
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    In my line of work, I have little use for "networking" and I like to save my professionalism for the workplace.
  • Tiah 2012/08/07 06:37:34
    Facebook
    Tiah
    +1
    Neither
  • Bibliophilic 2012/08/07 06:02:37
    Facebook
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    I don't have a Linked in? Should I? I don't want random people to be able to look up my personal information. Only my friends and associates can see my facebook.
  • Hannah 2012/08/07 04:31:13
    Facebook
    Hannah
    +1
    wth is linkedin?
  • Matt M 2012/08/07 04:24:28
    Facebook
    Matt  M
    +2
    Bigger audience, bigger platform. Much greater potential. It will get sorted out and will go crazy sooner or later.
  • Osaka 2012/08/07 04:13:42
    LinkedIn
    Osaka
    +3
    LinkedIn is more of a business networking.

    Basically its like making a resume, so its understandable.
  • abubinc... Osaka 2012/08/07 05:12:51
    abubincrazy
    I refuse to use either.
    Sorry, Osaka, but Fef didn't give a third option.
    I am opposed to giving Planet Earth every detail of my life.
    I am not a celebrity, and won't benefit from having the world know my pet's name.
    But government won't have to do ANYTHING to know every detail about me.
    It's 4th Amendment invasive.
  • Osaka abubinc... 2012/08/07 20:18:39
    Osaka
    +2
    Okay, no obligation. Linkedin is not like FB, LOL. Though I thing you have to pay for some of what Linkedin offers. (Sort of like deviantART)

    If you want future employers or business partners to find you. Linkedin is not a bad idea. I can't remember but I'll try to remember.

    Linkedin is like a Pokedex for business(?).- (an online acquaintance of mine that used to be editor for a videogame, community, review and news company. Now works for Nintendo)
  • Irish little 2012/08/07 04:13:26
    LinkedIn
    Irish little
    +1
    Whatever. Anyone that lays open all about themselves tas to have a couple of screws loose.
  • ladyvoldemort 2012/08/07 04:00:49
    Facebook
    ladyvoldemort
    +1
    I don't even use LinkedIn.
  • Sophie 2012/08/07 03:50:30
    Facebook
    Sophie
    Actually I use both very little. I assume FB is better since everyone I know is on it. And everyone they know, and everyone they know, and everyone they know.........
  • Pedalpusher 2012/08/07 03:44:33
    LinkedIn
    Pedalpusher
    I really don't like either, and Linkedin has just as many that aren't professional! I know of a person from this area that claims she's computer specialist (no computer training) and she has gotten all sorts of people from the area to sign up for it....I think she feels it makes her look good, but these people are not professional and as far as computers go, are basic beginners! Far from Professionals. It's turning into another twitter and Facebook!

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