Social networking is exactly that, networking with other individuals with similar interests in a social environment. For professionals in all industries Linkedin offers the ultimate meeting room within it’s groups. A place to discuss, agree, disagree, and give general or specific points of view.
An individual can gain or contribute enormous amounts of information. One group I am involved with is Social Media Marketing. A recent topic of discussion focused on “What/who would you recommend for a “crash course” in social media marketing?” The response was worth it’s weight in gold. The amount of free information, blogs articles, etc from the people who use social media every day (including myself} as a marketing tool was outstanding.
Another great feature of the Linkedin format is for job seekers. Most groups also Have an area for posting jobs. This gives great opportunities not only for employers but also potential employees.
Try Linkedin yourself. If you own a business or are looking for employment it’s definitely worth looking into.