Difference Between LinkedIn and Facebook (With Table)

Talking about social media, it’s not just a platform to share our day-to-day life or happy or sad moments but now it also gives you a job while you sitting at your home and just fulfilling some details and biodata online. And the foremost names in social media are LinkedIn and Facebook.

 Like, now we can sell our products online by starting our own business, we can share our skills online by starting blog pages, we can find jobs by registering on recruiting sites. Like everything and anything is possible by just sitting home with the help of social media.

LinkedIn vs Facebook

The difference between LinkedIn and Facebook is that LinkedIn is more dedicated towards professional bodies as in connecting people with business all over the world and Facebook is more dedicated towards family as in connecting people with friends and family.

Comparison Table Between LinkedIn and Facebook

Parameters of ComparisonLinkedInFacebook
Main MotiveLinkedIn’s main motive is to create employment opportunities available to the audience online.Facebook’s main motive is to connect people with their long distanced family mates or old school classmates or people who were separated by time.
The motive from the World’s PerspectiveLinkedIn’s main motive from the perspective of the world is to make people successful, more productive in nature and to build a connection with the world’s professionals.Facebook’s main motive from the perspective of the world is to connect people on a global level and to let people know what’s happening in the world.
Targeted AudienceThe targeted Audience of LinkedIn’s is the youth who is under unemployment.The targeted Audience of Facebook is the age group from 18 to 70+ who wants to reconnect with the world, old friends, and family.
Monthly visitorsLinkedIn’s number of monthly visitors is 500 million.Facebook’s number of monthly visitors is 1 billion.
Gender-wise VisitorsLinkedIn’s percentage of gender-wise visitors is 50% male and 50% females.Facebook’s percentage of gender-wise visitors is 43% males and 57% females.
Age-wise visitors1% is of 13 to 17 years, 19% is of 18 to 34 years, and 80% is of 35+ years.7% is of 13 to 17 years, 26% is of 18 to 35 years and 66% is of 35+ years.
Released DateLinkedIn was released on the 5th of May of the year 2003.Facebook was released on the 4th of February of the year 2004.
Number of UsersLinkedIn’s number of users is over 706  million.Facebook’s number of users is over 1.59 billion.

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is an online platform where people can find jobs online and which offers employment opportunities to the people and also let them connect with the world’s professionals and business companies to make them more productive and successful in life and career.

LinkedIn was founded on the 5th of May of the year 2003 which is approximately 17 years ago by the founder namely Reid Hoffman in Mountain View, California, United States. The main headquarters of LinkedIn is geographically located in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

The main stars of LinkedIn namely are Ryan Roslansky (Chief Executive Officer), Melissa Selcher (Chief Marketing Officer ), Raghu Hiremagalur (Chief Technical Officer), Steve Sordello (Chief Financial Officer), and Jeff Weiner (Executive Chairman).

LinkedIn is the child of Microsoft Corporation. LinkedIn is available in 24 different languages. LinkedIn was more in trend before Facebook was launched in the year 2004.

What is Facebook?

Facebook is an online platform where people can find their family members, friends who were lost or separated by time and can discover updates regarding what’s happening in the world.

Facebook was founded on the 4th of February of the year 2004 which is approximately 16 years ago by the founders namely Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The main headquarters of Facebook is geographically located in Menlo Park, California, United States.

The main stars of Facebook namely are Mark Zuckerberg (Chief Executive Officer), Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer), David Wehner (Chief Financial Officer), Mike Schroepfer( Chief Technical Officer),  and Chris Cox (Chief Product Officer). Facebook, Messenger, Oculus VR, and Whatsapp with Instagram is a child of Facebook Inc.

Main Differences Between LinkedIn and Facebook

  1. LinkedIn is for providing employment opportunities, whereas Facebook is for connecting family and friends on the global level.
  2. LinkedIn has more number of audience which is older than the number audience on Facebook.
  3. LinkedIn provides paid membership plans whereas Facebook doesn’t have any plans or memberships which are cost-oriented.
  4. LinkedIn is providing information related to business entities whereas Facebook provides information that is people’s lifestyle-related.
  5. LinkedIn has a QnA service whereas Facebook has a messenger service.

Conclusion

 We all know how important is social media to us. Without social media, we are hopeless creatures lying here and there around as if we are brain-dead. That’s how social media has affected our lives and yet still continuing. Though without social media it is difficult to breathe.

Facebook is a place where you can find anyone who was lost in time and suddenly you want to hear or meet that person. And LinkedIn is a place where your problem of unemployment ends. Both works differently and hence both are not the same or similar. Since both of them is essential for living we cant choose one out of them.

Social Media has gained a lot of importance in our lives and now the moment we woke up we need to check notifications and the moment we fall asleep if by again checking notifications. It’s a ritual of checking or being active on Social Media, which is the first thing we do when we woke up, and the last thing we do when we sleep.

Social media has both positive and negative effects on an individual’s life, it is up to us what we choose from them and how we keep our personal and professional life intact and balanced.

References

  1. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0163443712468605
  2. https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/1531674.1531689
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