LinkedIn CEO: We Don't Have Time For Google+ - Page 2
Although Facebook has been shutting down access for these social network migration tools as of late, more are created and shared.
Perhaps the disparaging remarks hint at possible frustration on LinkedIn’s part at the incredible growth of Google+, which according to CEO Larry Page has reached 10,000,000 users thus far during its three week beta phase. Google’s Profile feature allows you to add both work experience and accomplishments; although it lacks LinkedIn’s more traditional business network feature of introductions and resume posting, Plus has other tools in its arsenal such as Hangouts, which could lead to a built-in online interview forum for any social savvy business to take advantage of.
Google has recently begun rolling out a beta version of Plus for the business class, so expect even more specific tools provided there for the profit-driven set.
Talent agent Ari Emanuel, who also shared the stage both with Weiner and AllThingD’s Kara Swisher, said that eventually all social networking sites would at some point need to produce their own original content to stand out from the crowd, likely a plug for his own industry taking a more fruitful stance on sites such as Facebook and Google+. If this is true, it would appear, once again, that Google’s $1.65 billion purchase of YouTube (and its millions of channels of ongoing freely contributed content) so many years ago was yet another good move in the right direction...
One point that Weiner does make that I can definitely agree with? There is only so much time in my day, and I have to decide where I want to spend it. I used to play on MySpace’s playground until I fell in love with the many features and people on Facebook and Twitter. I never really fell in love with my LinkedIn account though.
With Google+ hogging up all of my fickle time these days, I do believe LinkedIn, along with my more recent social networking favorites, just might start gathering dust alongside my old MySpace account.