I saw an interesting post at ZD Net’s US site which picked up on a surge in LinkedIn’s stock price (up 3.4%) on 13th September 2011.
The market rumour was that Facebook and LinkedIn were going to announce a partnership, probably around a job finding service.
With 750 million people on Facebook and 100m on Linked in that could be a very interesting platform particularly when you combine the social graph information held by the two networks on their users.
However, with Facebook’s privacy issues always a concern for me, I have a posted quite a lot of my CV information on LinkedIn and am quite active there. I have kept Facebook very much at arms length and for friends and family only. Do I want Facebook to have access to all my LinkedIn data? What will it do with it? Will it ask my permission?
I think this is one to watch closely and may not be a marriage made in heaven? In my view social networks need to chose their dancing partners very carefully! What do you think?
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