BeKnown professional network on Facebook continues to grow
Jul. 1, 2011 (Business Wire) -- Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) today responded to LinkedIn's decision to cut off API access to select developers, including Monster's new BeKnown professional networking app for Facebook, which launched earlier this week. Monster commented:
We are surprised and disappointed by LinkedIn's decision, which we believe not only goes against the interests of LinkedIn users, but also contradicts what LinkedIn claims to stand for – openness and connectivity. Professional networkers are social in nature and LinkedIn has just limited their ability to connect when and where they want. They've taken away users' rights to control how and when they can share their own profile data and personal contacts. We also note that it was within days of Monster's launch of BeKnown that LinkedIn decided to block the API when there have been other networking-oriented apps using the API for months.
While this move by LinkedIn creates an inconvenience for their users, BeKnown members will continue to build their networks from all the largest online sites includingFacebook, Yahoo, Googleand Monster.
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