When Facebook arrived, I thought: well this one surely leaves sites likes Linkedin behind. My friendlist at facebook grew with the speed of light – contrasted to my connections at Linkedin, which increased significantly slower. A shame for Linkedin, I thought, they had it all, were there four years ahead in time, but somehow blew it. They didn’t hit it right, they didn’t find the secret magic-button that Facebook somehow stumbled upon. And now they’ve been run over, I thought.
But Linkedin was not left behind. Partly because they catched up with Facebook functionality – but primarily I think because Facebook taught a lot of people what social networks are about. And apparently triggered their taste for the phenomenon: lets have some more of those! During the past half year, my Linkedin network has grown significantly, and with great pace. My Linkedin-network has flourished in the shadow of Facebook.