LinkedIn is more for the business minded f0lks. Sure you can like someones photo change, their getting a job or will endorsing them. You don’t have the emotion on this site, as you do on Facebook. Sure there are groups you can belong to where you can express your feelings in a very civil way.
-You could post an event, a theory, a strategy, a job opening. There is lots of posting on work related strategies for the world of work.
-You can only friend people you know or who you have their e-mail. That sucks because you know them and may not have their E-mail in hand.
-People recommend you for jobs, and make suggestions for groups you can belong to.
-Endorsing people and updating your profile is “a biggy.”
-I know I have a lot of people on Linkedin, a lot, lot more than Facebook. You can block and drop people.
-You can send messages with certain paid accounts.
What don’t I like about LinkedIn? People who are not your contacts can look at your profile anonymously, almost like spies. You don’t know who they are and I think that is wrong.
Facebook is a large group of friends, acquaintances or people you want to know better. It can be emotional. People express their feelings.
-They do a lot of liking on posts, like pages.
-People share pictures of their babies, children, themselves, their activities. Lots of posting. I wonder if the police department would say to not post pictures of your children or tell people when you are on a trip.
-You seem to get a lot more postings from facebook accounts of people who have died. This doesn’t happen on LinkedIn. They are still on LinkedIn.
-Facebook is like an addiction. You do want to yell like that cartoon, “I’m stuck in your computer & can’t get out!” There can be a lot of debating.
What don’t I like about Facebook: Facebook is like a big brother spying on you. You cannot friend your friends at times, invite too many people to an event, or to like someone’s page or encourage others to like their page. It is as though they want the advertising money. They can block you when you have been naughty.
-I think there should be more security on whose checking on what people write.
-They say Facebook owns your pictures. What?
What’s great about Facebook? Well, I would say the social activities, the invites, the friendship building that is very concrete in many cases. There is a lot of caring and sharing that builds people’s world to new avenues. If we thought and acted only one way all the time, we would be really boring people.
Some 3-4 weeks ago I got an e-mail from Facebook, a questionnaire. Maybe others did too. They asked questions like, if you knew a friend was suicidal would you talk to that friend, questions like that. First of all. All the people on my account are adults. Is it my place to console people who want to be depressed? If Facebook allows accounts where people have died to be on there still, they should expect some grief to be there. Grief resolution is a long process. I realize these are complicated issues. Everyone must work through it. Some people work through it by friendships and relationships with others. Many have to share their grief.
The Good In Facebook: People on Facebook come from all walks of life, some with no sense of humor, some bouncing off the wall with humor, and some who make you look at things through different lens.
-I know I have former students on mine on Facebook who are married with families. It is fun to see how they have grown and changed.
-For me, I personally love some of the ways to access accounts through Facebook, for example, Pinterest. I have connected with some relatives that are close and distant.
-I think some jokes are funny, some are not. We all come to the table with different ideas, thoughts, and a sense of humor.
-Personally, I think we are living in trying times, people are dealing with money issues, trying to make ends meet, and trying to find their way in an uncertain world.
-People can change their friend status on a person at anytime. Sometimes it is important to clean out your Facebook friendships.
-I also like the fact that there are so many groups on Facebook that you can belong to.
-I still think diversity, people with different points of view are important to gaining perspective. Granted some can be different but it is these individual differences that makes a cultural melting pot of ideas in the United States.