Should I join Facebook or LinkedIn? What is the difference? Or should I join both?
Facebook is by far the more popular social networking site of the two. However, it is more personal in nature. Do you want your business contacts seeing you dancing at a Super Bowl party? Probably not.
A deciding factor is how discriminating are you with who is your friend? This applies to both your physical relationships, as well as, your online ones. You are not friends with everyone you meet in person. Why should you be friends with everyone you meet online?
Everyone has two lives. A personal life and a business life. We try to keep them separate. The same approach should be taken online. Join Facebook for the personal friends you have and join LinkedIn for your business contacts.