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Facebook developing LinkedIn competitor

Facebook is building a new website that will be used as a rival to LinkedIn in the workplace.

According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook is working on a way to bring social networking into a more positive mindset at work with the creation of an “at-work version” of the popular social media website.

“We are making work more fun and efficient by building an at-work version of Facebook,” a source from inside Facebook told the website.

It’s unclear if this is a brand new standalone website for workers, or if it will be an extension off the current Facebook platform that will be allowed to be easily accessed in the workplace. Currently, many employers have the social network blocked on their interwebs due to it causing a lack of production. However, a number of users know how to work around this blockage in the form of proxies. Plus, pe0ple have their phones to access the network anyway.

The source told TechCrunch that people seem to find the use of Facebook for work communication much easier than standard forms of communicating like e-mail. The internal code name for the project is allegedly “FB@Work”.

FanSided has reached out to Facebook for comment, but the company has stated that it will not comment on rumors or speculation.

What do you think of a different version of Facebook for the office? Do you think it has a chance to rival LinkedIn for employee communications? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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