socialnetworking thumb Social networkers needs to get social

Yesterday LinkedIn announced that the company’s CEO will be leaving after serving for nearly two years. Filling in his place will be the social network’s founder Reid Hoffman who will be assisted by the interim president Jeff Weiner. According to Om Malik this shows how interdependent the social networking companies are in the Silicon Valley and suggests that they should have a social network of their own. This is how he proves his point:

  • Jeff Weiner was EIR at Accel and Greylock, both investors in Facebook.
  • Greylock is also an investor in LinkedIn.
  • David Sze of Greylock is on the board of LinkedIn and is an observer on Facebook’s board of directors.
  • Hoffman is an investor in Facebook.
  • Marc Andreessen, co-founder of social network Ning, is an angel investor in LinkedIn and sits on Facebook’s board.
  • Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, is an investor in LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as a Facebook director.