Facebook may have been one of the big players on the social media market a few years ago, but it sounds like several new platforms, such as LinkedIn and Twitter, have offered some new features that Facebook didn't. For example, Twitter offered hash-tags while LinkedIn gave users an opportunity to share their resume and professional skills. But Facebook wants to remain one of the top players. According to a new Mashable report published on Sept. 8, Facebook is now integrating a resume-style section on every profile, so users can share their skills and abilities.
Just months ago, Facebook implemented hash-tags as a way to make things 'searchable' within Facebook. This includes status updates, just like Twitter. According to the report, “Facebook has added a fully discoverable “professional skills” option to its user profiles.” The section will fall right under Work and Education, which means that people can browse through other users to find suitable people for new jobs or projects.
It sounds like Facebook is trying to offer a large selection of services and features, so they don't stand out too much in comparison to other networks when it comes to abilities. On Facebook, it was harder to find relevant pages, such as how-to pages, because there wasn't really any good searchable features. Unless the title of page was known, it became difficult to find pages or groups.
However, the implementation of hash-tags and now professional skills could put Facebook on a whole new level. Will you be using Facebook over LinkedIn now?