Rumors reveal that Facebook is planning to add an all new job board to its horizon. By stepping into this genre, Facebook plans to offer a professional platform to its users, wherein it is anticipating a lot of user involvement. Facebook also intends to offer jobs to users as per their requirements; a service that is going to be somewhat similar to professional social media site LinkedIn.
According to reports, Facebook has already contacted and joined hands with some of the big names in the job-posting industry such as BranchOut, Jobvite and Work4Labs, which are expected to provide a base for the new platform. If all goes as per plans, this service is expected to roll out as early as next month.
However, what needs to be paid attention to is that as of now Facebook has made no formal announcement of this service. Till date, LinkedIn is one of the biggest professional social networking websites with job postings holding a major part of it. Sources believe that Facebook’s entry in this market will heat up things between the two.
At the same time, some are of the view that Facebook’s entry in this field is not going to make any difference to LinkedIn’s market. According to Barron’s, users may not join Facebook’s job board as several users will like to keep their personal and professional profiles separate.
Sources are of the view that Facebook had made its intentions clear of becoming a source for jobseekers last October, when it announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and three employment-related agencies. Not only this, Facebook has also started “Social Jobs” portals which aims to satisfy needs of users looking for educational content and tools from its partners.
In its Blogpost, Betaworks has mentioned that it is planning to merge Digg’s core assets with its popular app News.me. This indicates that News.me will also earn a new face as a discovery and sharing site. However, at present the company is paying attention on the advertising side of social news with Digg Ads. This feature will allow users to endorse or roll out advertisements according to their convenience.
Digg’s Chief Executive Matt Williams said in one of his posts that this is the “next stage in Digg’s future”. Betaworks is going a step ahead with Digg with its first project where in it plans to make Digg more approachable by offering a cloud-based version of the same to match it with News.me’s app for iOS.
Despite Digg’s declining popularity, an All Things Digital report said that Digg still receives more than 16 million unique visitors per month and at the same time its Facebook app has nearly one million monthly active users.