I am a big fan of social media for the simple reason that my business would not have reached this point had I not discovered the web as a market place and exploited what it had to offer to the hilt (at least to the best of my abilities). As a recruiter, I found social media as a less costly yet more effective option in finding the needed talents for my clients. Linkedin has been for the longest time our best source of talents. I'm happy that the number of Filipinos joining Linkedin is getting bigger everyday. More and more people are getting easier to find because of this. I've heard on many occasions that Linkedin is the social network of choice for professionals and business networkers. It looked like linkedin's niched juggernaut is going to be unstoppable. And then comes BranchOut, a facebook propelled social network that seem to follow the Linkedin model.
There has already been several reviews comparing both networks so I won't go that way anymore. What I really like to say is that if any or both of these networks succeed in their business, it's good for all of us job and people hunters!
Here's my word of advice, make sure that you join both and give time to complete your profile. Who knows the opportunities you're looking for is just around the corner... or your next click!