If you count from the date of launch, LinkedIn turned 20 last week. Or 21, if you’re looking at date of establishment. To celebrate — or entirely coincidentally — it will be firing more than 700 staff from its Chinese operations and shuttering InCareer, the pared-back Chinese version of the site.

It is an interesting move from this, the dependable older sibling of the social media family. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn has outlived many a comparable platform (like MySpace, Bebo, Google+ and so on) by being somewhat incomparable, the only such platform that put work first, and proudly so. ..

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