Viadeo

Free social networking software for smartphone users

Viadeo is a software bundle intended to be employed as a professional networking service. Used by over 1.1 million individuals in France, it is quite similar in functionality to other portals such as LinkedIn. However, this small network is growing at a frenetic pace. It is also a useful job-seeking portal, as thousands of positions are listed. View full description

PROS

  • The basic version of this social networking package is free to use.
  • An excellent alternative to other portals such as LinkedIn.

CONS

  • Only two languages are currently supported.
  • Not as large of a professional community as other professional networks.

Viadeo is a software bundle intended to be employed as a professional networking service. Used by over 1.1 million individuals in France, it is quite similar in functionality to other portals such as LinkedIn. However, this small network is growing at a frenetic pace. It is also a useful job-seeking portal, as thousands of positions are listed.

Main Features and User Interface

Viadeo is designed to be a lightweight social networking portal that offers all of the same functionality associated with more well-known alternatives. A handful of common actions include browsing job opportunities, connecting with similar professionals, keeping up to date with industry-specific news and searching for listed companies. All profiles can be customized based off of user preferences and multiple images are able to uploaded. Please note that while the basic version of Viadeo is free, an advanced package will require a paid monthly subscription.

Other Options

The 'social' side of this platform enables users to post their opinions on specific topic, to take polls and sto hare their expertise with others. Thus, it is a powerful tool for those who are looking to build contacts or to supplement their existing professional online presence. The total file size of this bundle is 57.2 megabytes. It is available in English and French.

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