Is LinkedIn making you more successful? The informational benefits derived from public social media

  title={Is LinkedIn making you more successful? The informational benefits derived from public social media},
  author={S. Utz},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  pages={2685 - 2702}
  • S. Utz
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • New Media & Society
  • This article uses a social capital framework to examine whether and how the use of three types of publicly accessible social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) is related to professional informational benefits among a representative sample of Dutch online users. Professional informational benefits were conceptualized as the (timely) access to relevant information and being referred to career opportunities. The effect of content and structure of the respective online network on professional… CONTINUE READING
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