is currently the largest professionally oriented social networking website (SNW) in the world. With more than 364 million users worldwide, research shows that LinkedIn has now surpassed Facebook as the most frequently used SNW for recruiting and selection purposes. This has occurred because human resource managers have come to understand how it is different from other SNWs based on its career focus. LinkedIn is specifically designed for networking purposes for use by companies, recruiters, job seekers, and those who are already employed. Therefore, LinkedIn is distinct from Facebook or other SNWs because it is highly job relevant. LinkedIn provides opportunities for users to network with others by creating the ability to communicate with other users via messaging services and discussion boards. It also permits ...

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