LinkedIn Hits 50 Million Users
As of early this morning, LinkedIn has 50 million users worldwide and we’re growing that figure at roughly one new member per second. When LinkedIn launched in 2003, it took 477 days — almost a year and four months — to reach the first million members. This last million took only 12 days.
Where are these 50 million users? LinkedIn has been global since inception — about half of our total membership is international.
There are now 11 million users in Europe alone. India is currently our fastest-growing country with almost 3 million users, while the Netherlands has the highest rate of adoption per capita outside the U.S., at 30%.
While 50 million is an important milestone, LinkedIn are even more excited about how members are using the site. Around the globe, people turn to LinkedIn to create and manage their professional identities online. They reconnect with former colleagues and develop new relationships, enabling them to create and collaborate with a network of trusted individuals. Every day professionals use LinkedIn to define themselves —and their businesses — to the world.
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Short brief about LinkedIn :
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for professional networking. As we mentioned above it hits 50 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
A mobile version of the site was launched in February 2008 which gives access to a reduced feature set over a mobile phone. The mobile service is available in six languages:
Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
In mid-2008, LinkedIn launched LinkedIn DirectAds as a form of sponsored advertising.
In October, 2008, LinkedIn enabled an "applications platform" that allows other online services to be embedded within a member's profile page. For example, among the initial applications were an Amazon Reading List that allows LinkedIn members to display books they are reading and a Six Apart, WordPress and TypePad application that allows members to display their latest blog postings within their LinkedIn profile.
Sources: Mashable LinkedIn blog wikipedia