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LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2011 0:31 User comments (3)

LinkedIn reaches 100 million users LinkedIn has announced this week that it has reached a major milestone, 100 million users.
The company launched in 2003 as a "business social network," linking together professionals and students.

In 2009, the company hit 50 million users and it has taken just over 18 months to get another 50 million.

The company says it now adds a new member every second.

As part of the milestone celebration, LinkedIn posted interesting figures about its membership base:

-56 percent of users are from outside the U.S. and growth remains stronger internationally than in the States.

-Brazil had the strongest growth, 428 percent year-over-year. Mexico, India and France followed.

-LinkedIn usage peaks at noon for desktop, 8pm for mobile devices.

-20 percent of users are in "service" sector, 9 percent are in finance and another 9 percent are in tech industry. There are also 1 million teachers.


When the company IPOs later this year, it is expected to fetch $3 billion.

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3 user comments

124.3.2011 4:29

As much as I love LinkedIn, it is one of those sites I visit only every now and then, as there's very little to "do" there, even now when people's twitter feeds, etc have been incorporated into it. I don't what it should be that people oughta be doing there, but.. something. Now FB acts as the hub where people post their personal stuff and -- at least in circles that I follow - Twitter is the place where I can follow the industry news and rumors. For me, LinkedIn is sorta like "my automatically updated CV", nothing more.


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224.3.2011 4:56
morean51
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that's true linkedin site very useful one and that great to hear about users number


morean51

327.3.2011 13:44
rick5446
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What exactly is LinkedIn , what are the benefits to it

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