Facebook: 10 Years of Social Network Domination

February 14, 2014 4:28 pm Published by Joy Galia Meyouhas

“Happy birthday, Facebook!” Hard to believe that 10 years ago, Facebook was still in school. Now, 10 year’s later, it’s all grown up and really involved in career growth. (Even CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gotten into recruiting on the platform!) In honor of this “10 year reunion,” let’s take a look at some of the big news, big changes, and big nostalgia about Facebook that’s been floating around on the web: 

  • The addition of the “Professional Skills” section will be a big win for companies that are sourcing and recruiting on Facebook. By turning Facebook into a talent goldmine full of passive and active candidates, recruiters can now see the skills and expertise of talent that may have previously been overlooked. This article on Social-Hire.com, maps out how to navigate this new addition & use it effectively for Facebook recruiting.
  • In this podcast, Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose discuss Facebook’s new app called “Paper.” The app allows it users to browse content on a News Feed geared even more toward your interests than the regular Facebook app. They also discuss how Facebook’s taking on Google in the world of search (so get ready for a search showdown in the coming years!).
  • In this video article, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, sits down with CNBC and discusses Facebook’s current and future investments, the success of Facebook ads, and a shift in the age population on the platform.
  • This Undercover Recruiter infographic brings you a detailed Timeline of the social network’s accomplishments over the last 10 years. Did you know 48% of 18-34 year olds check their page first thing when they wake up? (Anyone else guilty?)

Where do you see Facebook going in the future? Have you tried the new “Paper” app? How will Facebook’s improvements change your social recruiting strategy? Chat with me in the comments below.

 

Joy

 

This post was written by Joy Galia Meyouhas