Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Local adults using Facebook for business networking

The Charleston Daily Mail has a story on how local adults are using Facebook to network. I know quite a few West Virginians who are using social media to expand their social and business connections.
Skip Lineberg, 42, is chief creative officer at Maple Creative, a Charleston marketing company. He said Facebook has helped him network, recruit, promote events and notify his friends when his company blog is updated.

Lineberg was a member on LinkedIn, a professional networking system. A friend recommended Facebook, saying it would someday take over the business-networking site.

"I still use both," Lineberg said. "To me, LinkedIn is more of a chamber of commerce atmosphere. It's more professional. Facebook is business after hours."

The fun format and interesting ways of staying connected also appeal to the adult crowd.

While many opt for MySpace, the other major social networking site, Morgado believes that site appeals to a younger crowd. He also finds the design unappealing.

He said Facebook is more aesthetically pleasing and its users have more power over their pages.


Blogger Richard Jennings said...

linkedin.com and realmatch.com were just added to the About.com Top 10 employment site list: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/joblistings/tp/jobbanks.htm

9:30 AM  
Blogger GinaC84 said...

I definitely agree that Facebook is more for fun and LinkedIn is more professional. The site I work for (Salesconx) is the same way in that it's more for professional networking. Users buy and/or sell qualified business contact to each other through our marketplace. Instead of just getting a lot of "Friends" like one does on Facebook, our users are getting quality leads and new business.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Marketing Manager

2:32 PM  

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