LinkedIn: Facebook for professionals?

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Founded in 2003, LinkedIn claims to be the world's largest professional network with over 300 million members worldwide. It is a publicly-held social networking site with a diversified business model; funded by member subscriptions, advertising sales and recruitment campaigns. Its mission is to ‘connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful’. However, is this business-orientated social networking site a suitable platform for midwives to connect, collaborate, share best practice and disseminate research?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2015


  • LinkedIn
  • social media
  • professional networking
  • online communication


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