LatPro announced that it is closing its “LatPro Networking” site on June 20th. I was a member of the network, but I wasn’t very active due to the site’s – how can I say this delicately – blandness.
What’s interesting is that LatPro’s announcement comes just as other job boards (e.g. CareerBuilder and Monster) are attempting to compete with LinkedIn in the career social networking space. It will be fascinating to see how these new social networking entrants compete – and it won’t take long to find out.
Just my two cents…. but I think sites like “LatPro Networking,” and perhaps their parent job board sites, will eventually fade away as well.
Why? Digital Darwinism.
Just ask Borders and Blockbuster.