Linkedin is the platform for a business-oriented, professional social networking, a stage for individuals to be exposed, to make contact, to learn new opportunities. Linkedin launched on 2003; In its first three years alone, Linkedin reached an amazing number of 20 million users. Today, the website has hundreds of millions of users throughout the world.
Whilst other social media platforms offer to network in the purpose of communication and entertainment, Linkedin is giving its users the extra value of professional connections. The platform benefits its active users as a hallway full of doors, with great opportunities for those that dare to knock, or, at least, to expose themselves enough. The platform is the opportunity to share your skills and improve your chances for employability, or for reaching opportunities for work experience.
The connection between the users is by the option to post your opinion among people with potentially the same type of interests. Users, individuals or companies, are able to connect each other directly, but the access must be approved. I believe that different to other social media platforms, Linkedin, for the good or the bad, allows its audience a course of privacy.
I believe that a community, or a platform that allows various communities, based on skills and interests- is a positive use of the media by the public. Linkedin, as a community, is the example of the way in which through the media, we may benefit each other.