LinkedIn picks up a fight with Facebook
LinkedIn seems to be opening its platform to programmers. According to Wired, they have a much more thought-trough approach than Facebook. Seems to be in-line with the primary user-base of LinkedIn: Professionals and Knowledge Workers.
I completely agree with the Wired conclusion:
"LinkedIn may lack some of the buzz and magazine cover hype of Facebook, but kudos to LinkedIn for taking inspiration from APIs like Flickr’s rather than the much touted, but still essentially useless, Facebook platform."
A less positive viewpoint on GigaOm.
LinkedIn is also planning to add WebTop features to the site to allow users to customize their page.