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LinkedIn reaches 300 million users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2014 14:32 User comments (7)

LinkedIn reaches 300 million users LinkedIn has announced this week that the professional social network now has 300 million registered users, with 100 million residing in the U.S.
Reads the blog post: "We are excited to announce that we reached a big milestone today: there are now more than 300 million LinkedIn members in the world! More than half of these members come from outside of the U.S., while there are 100 million members in the U.S. While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realize our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce."

The company has plans for major expansions into Asia and mobile devices, with the ultimate goal of expanding their user base into the billions.

Of course, the registered userbase is much higher than the active users, with uniques totaling 187 million last quarter.



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7 user comments

120.4.2014 18:45

how many of them are spammers?

221.4.2014 12:58

Linked in is a bunch of edited by ddp. Who in the edited by ddp would use it on purpose? They are just as edited by ddp lame as FaceBook, the king of edited by ddp, which I guess would make Google the queen of edited by ddp, and of course leaving Apple devices machinations of edited by ddp, and finally, edited by ddp windows 8. I can't think of anything else to rant about at the moment so the end.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Apr 2014 @ 15:37

321.4.2014 20:21

^

LOL

423.4.2014 15:23

Originally posted by seths:
Linked in is a bunch of edited by ddp. Who in the edited by ddp would use it on purpose? They are just as edited by ddp lame as FaceBook, the king of edited by ddp, which I guess would make Google the queen of edited by ddp, and of course leaving Apple devices machinations of edited by ddp, and finally, edited by ddp windows 8. I can't think of anything else to rant about at the moment so the end.

No idea but looks funny, Like watching a film that's been edited to stop all the swear words

523.4.2014 19:56

I totally agree with this person. I'm a network engineer and have vetted LinkedIn extensively.

It's a lousy service that has brutal amounts of spammers.

This service benefits ONE (1) F'ING TYPE OF PERSON/PROFESSION ONLY.............RECRUITERS!!

They build and build and build (hoard in many cases) a shitstorm of prospective employees so that they can quickly place into a position they are looking to fill.

I don't care how many "classes" on "how to effectively use LinkedIn for jobseekers" are offered because those don't do anything other than pad the little black books of recruiters.

I pulled my account after never benefiting in any way and having numerous recruiters call or email just to say "I just was following up to add you to my LinkedIn list"


F LinkedIn (only for recruiters)

F Twitter (only for celebs to give up-to-date details of
what they're doing and where they're going)

F Facebook (an incoherent site that never "flows", constantly
changes for the worse and jeopardizes everyone's
security and identity regularly only to give peeps
the ability to say when they're hittin' up the
toilet, what they just found on the ground and other
lame information that no one really cares about
except FB addicts which are loser themselves.)

623.4.2014 23:17

Originally posted by hearme0:
I totally agree with this person. I'm a network engineer and have vetted LinkedIn extensively.

It's a lousy service that has brutal amounts of spammers.

This service benefits ONE (1) F'ING TYPE OF PERSON/PROFESSION ONLY.............RECRUITERS!!

They build and build and build (hoard in many cases) a shitstorm of prospective employees so that they can quickly place into a position they are looking to fill.

I don't care how many "classes" on "how to effectively use LinkedIn for jobseekers" are offered because those don't do anything other than pad the little black books of recruiters.

I pulled my account after never benefiting in any way and having numerous recruiters call or email just to say "I just was following up to add you to my LinkedIn list"


F LinkedIn (only for recruiters)

F Twitter (only for celebs to give up-to-date details of
what they're doing and where they're going)

F Facebook (an incoherent site that never "flows", constantly
changes for the worse and jeopardizes everyone's
security and identity regularly only to give peeps
the ability to say when they're hittin' up the
toilet, what they just found on the ground and other
lame information that no one really cares about
except FB addicts which are loser themselves.)

LOL.... I agree 100%

725.4.2014 20:35

That graphic hurt my brain!

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