Facebook Declares War Against LinkedIn? Launches Facebook Jobs

Facebook wants to land you your next gig. The company recently introduced Facebook Jobs. It allows employers to post jobs for free, but they’ll have the option to boost the listing so it reaches a wider audience, for a small fee of course. The business/recruitment/social network space has traditionally been LinkedIn’s domain. Facebook’s encroaching on their territory. You think LinkedIn is just gonna sit there and take that?! Get your popcorn ready. In the meantime check out this Facebook Jobs Demo video if you want to learn more about it.


Russia Says: “No LinkedIn For You!”

Russia has demanded that Apple and Google remove LinkedIn from their app stores in Russia. This comes after Russia blocked the LinkedIn website because the network does not “store data on Russian citizens within the nation’s borders,” according to a recent New York Times article.

Apparently Russia wants to keep tabs on those using the service and presumably would like to have easy access to said records. LinkedIn has refused to comply and hence the banishment. Hmmm “I see, said the blind man.” Interesting.

Reminds me of those Seinfeld episodes… Sorry Russia, Putin has spoken: “No LinkedIn soup for you!”