In the last 2 days on Mashable it has been reported that new user and unique visitor growth has leveled out for both Facebook and Twitter (both are below 2% growth per month in the US over the last few months). Linkedin, however, is growing at close to 6% monthly both in the US and internationally. Additionally, Linkedin recently surpassed the 50 million mark in users.
The question is, do these two trends indicate that Linkedin is on its way to being the social media of choice for businesses? I would say so but as there is no advertising in Linkedin the use of Linkedin is truly as a networking tool. The marketing efforts in Facebook and Twitter still show those to be the most popular channels for seeking new business in terms of social media. Any thoughts?