For everything and as great as LinkedIn is, one of my only knocks against it is that the site has pretty much looked and felt the same since I joined it about 5 years ago. At the time it was a pretty open space and there really weren’t that many people on it, now it has grown to the largest social network for professionals.
However, there is always room for improvement. Enter Muxi. According to Muxi co-founder Bertrand Besse, there is plenty of room for another social network. As he see is it, “LinkedIn is not a social network. It’s a place for your resumé.” To which I disagree with.
Yes, you can put your resume on LinkedIn, but it is so much more than that. If you don’t understand that, then you’re not getting the most out of your LinkedIn experience.
As opposed to Groups, Muxi uses Fraternities where users can make connections based on similar interests. There are 40 of these fraternities where you can meet people, find colleagues and ask questions. You can add personal Circles where you can add only the colleagues you want to follow. In addition you can share updates via Facebook and Twitter.
With a small round of funding behind it, the Muxi team is looking to raise more as it grows here in the U.S. LinkedIn has a huge headstart and they’re mobile products are absolutely phenomenal. We’ll keep an eye on Muxi to see if they’re able to chip away at the lead created by Reid and Co.