Workfeeds – professionally focused
NEW YORK – Workfeeds.com is developed by a small, self-funded team out of New York consisting of a Harvard Business School grad and a former Google employee that have built a professional network for the empty space between a resume website or a social network about what people ate for lunch. They explain that “this very second, there are hundreds or thousands of people who do exactly what you do, trying to solve the same problems you’re trying to solve, trying to discover the same information you’re trying to discover,” and note that knowledge exchange, doing business and active professional networking are usually the missing ingredients in various social networks.
They say they are like “Twitter re-imagined and made useful for professional and work-related activity, similar to LinkedIn in the way FriendFeed was to Facebook, like Outlook re-cast as social feeds for knowledge and opportunity, groups but with social features and for professionals only, [and] VerticalNet re-imagined 10 years later for the social era.”
Organized to emphasize content over all else
Workfeeds.com is organized by feeds based on how “professionals actually affiliate;” they are organized by industry, job title, and the like, rather than a free-for-all network which the founders say is more like how an offline professional network behaves.
User interaction is the site’s primary focus and the site is built around over twenty post types that help organize how sharing and discovery works- in other words, the emphasis is on the type of information being shared rather than the type of person sharing it. They boast that users don’t have to click all around the site to find information, people, events, jobs, links, Q&A, etc. and professional groups are a core part of the site so that professional discussions are well fostered.