There are differences in the founding principals, and etiquette.
- LinkedIn is a professional networking event
- Facebook is the parking lot of an Eagles game (though business pages or groups generally demand decorum)
Facebook tendancies are polluting LinkedIn
This summer the etiquette and professionalism has taken a dive on LinkedIn. (The blame rests squarely on those who cannot shut up about politics, even when it creates a completely unprofessional discourse. Then you get FB style banter.......politics, sports.....soon followed by vapid selfies: "CEO Gals Hustle" - the business value being offered.)
The good news is that LinkedIn isn't taking this crap. The dingbats who post non-business info are now getting negative feedback, requests for removal, and with any luck - the message that gibberish is not welcome in the info feeds of their connections.
I've created a bit of a guide on the blurring of the distinction between it and Facebook.
Video post: Linkedin is not Facebook, man...
My favorite FB post of all time:
See what I mean?
Facebook can be awesome, on Facebook.
You can do great business on either website, but the formats are distinct.
Only one is/was a truly professional environment for business info & ideas.