LinkedIn and Facebook are very different social media platforms. The most basic way to summarize is that Facebook is primarily used for social purposes while LinkedIn is for professional purposes. Facebook is best used to stay in touch with friends and post information, photos and videos about everyday life. LinkedIn is a networking site where professionals can connect and network. It’s important not to get the concepts of these two sites flip-flopped. For example, if you try to use LinkedIn the same way you use Facebook, you’re likely to come off unprofessional while giving people personal info that they’re not really interested in. Likewise if you tried to use Facebook as simply a networking site, people are going to be turned off by the fact that you only ever post about work related things. Both have their place and both have become very important to our society.