Profiles are designed to look sort of like extremely detailed resumes, with sections for work experience, education, volunteer work, certifications, awards and all sorts of other relevant work-related information.
Users can promote themselves and their businesses by making connections with other professionals, interacting in group discussions, posting job ads, applying to jobs, publishing articles to Linked In pulse and so much more. Nobody really needed another Facebook clone, so Google had always been widely criticized for being a social network that nobody really used.
Despite being owned by Google, You Tube can still be recognized as a separate social network all on its own as the premiere place online to go to watch videos on every topic under the sun and upload your own as well.
People use Facebook individually and by joining or setting up groups.
After failing to acquire Snapchat in 2013, Facebook acquired Whats App in 2014 so that it could be the one that was on top of instant messaging.
It's a thriving beast of a social networking site on the web with about 2 billion monthly active users and more than one billion that log on daily (according to Facebook itself).
Statista shows that Facebook Messenger, with tons of cool features, is the second most popular messaging app behind Whats App.
Now it's even a leading advertising platform for brands as well as Instagram Influencers, who legitimately generate income through the network.