It looks like job search site Monster.com is quietly taking on LinkedIn through a Facebook service and mobile apps. Its BeKnown is a professional networking Facebook app that now also has mobile reach through a mobile friendly site and apps released for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) in this week.

Introducing the New BeKnown App for Android

BeKnown (iTunes App Store)

The BeKnown mobile apps features the following capabilities:

- View user profiles
- Make new connections
- View network updates
- Exchange messages between connections
- Receive push notifications (iPhone app only)
- Search for Monster jobs
- Discover jobs posted by connections

While BeKnown does not have complete overlap with LinkedIn, it certaily does seem to aim at the same market. Will the dependency on Facebook help it or hurt it?

You can find BeKnown on Facebook at:

http://apps.facebook.com/beknown/?ref=ts

The BeKnown mobile friendly site is found at:

http://m.beknown.com/