Thanks for the question @MattHenryWine
When you say “Facebookization” we’re going to assume you mean the recent App update.
We have a few educated guesses why Linkedin looks and feels more like Facebook:
- Facebook is by far the most successful social media website with a market share of more than 45% – Linkedin ranks seventh (see chart below)
- Why reinvent the wheel? In business, if you see something that works, implementing it to the advantage of your company is done all the time.
- If your Linkedin looks and feels like Facebook, the familiarity could possibly cause one to use it more.
Is this good?
For Linkedin maybe. But also for people who use both. Maybe makes it easier to move back and forth between the two.
If you mean how the “Timeline” has become overcrowded with posts, we’d say bad. It’s becoming a time suck and posts are often irrelevant or purely promotional.
For the record, we’ll admit we’re not big users of Linkedin. We pop in from time to time, update some things and maybe skim the feed. But it’s not a go-to network, like Twitter.
Feel free to add further clarification of “Facebookization” below, or even add your two-cents worth.
Hi Vance, and thanks for your question.
Richard Gearhart here.
Always good to talk BBQ with others. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have a different opinion from the “#maninthehat”.
Personally, I tend to agree with the good folks at Dizzy Pig who think there are some real good sauces available at local stores or online.
While I have made some darn good sauces, it seemed to me I was just replicating what already existed. So I leave the sauce making to others and I focus my time on the meat, rub, temperature and time.
Hope this helps and remember low and slow always, except in racing.
~ Richard Gearhart
#questionfortheguyinthehat – Bob G. asks “I always get confused with the four P’s of marketing. Can you review for me?”
The 5 Ps of Marketing:
- Product: Are you offering a product that solves a real problem? Is it something your competitors offer where they have the advantage? Do you completely stand behind your product?
- Place: this is somewhat self explanatory as it refers to your physical & online location. Are they easy to get to? To remember? Is it organized for the customer?
- Price: another self explanatory item. How are you priced? Are you consistent with your pricing? If you are the low price place, you have to be low priced across the board. Guarantees and return policy easy for the customer to understand?
- Promotion: this is the advertising, public relations, social media part of your marketing program.
- People: a company’s staff is their conduit to the customer or user. Staff needs to be well trained & motivated in their interactions with the public. And don’t forget your social media program. Your Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are looked at as they are people. Be careful how they interact with your public.