Are Facebook and LinkedIn the same thing?

If you have an account on one of these social networks, should you bother with the other one? At first, it can seem to be just too much, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find it’s manageable.   
Facebook is a tool that is great for personal use – catching up with long distance family and friends. LinkedIn is beneficial for job-hunters and employee-seekers, yet is equally helpful for people looking to expand their professional network.

Since LinkedIn is geared towards professionals, consider being more formal in your interactions on there. You have the opportunity to show your professionals skills, which could lead to your next job or perhaps some new clients. It’s also a great place to connect with people you meet at business events.  With all social media tools, take time to observe how others use the tool before you dive in.