This year, LinkedIn has over a billion users. It’s a huge piece of the social media pie! It is a hub for employers, the employed, and well.. everyone who wants to be employed! LinkedIn has been around since 2003, but it’s really picking up speed this year by integrating new features. Not just for people, brands and companies are setting up pages and reaching out.
Facebook have added a fully discoverable “skills” option to user profiles, as discovered by blog Sociobits.org and is a blatant copy from the popular Professional Social Networking site LinkedIn. While more and more employers are turning to Facebook for recruiting, it’s usually more to find out who the prospective employee really is, not how they want to appear.
According to data released this week by Internet analytics firm GlobalWebIndex, Google Plus is racking up large numbers of new users and continues to outpace Twitter as the world’s number two social network, behind perennial titan Facebook.