LinkedIn has reached a major 100 million professionals worldwide milestone.
“We’re now growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second. To visualize how far we’ve come, both in user growth and user engagement, Scott Nicholson and Anita Lillie, two of the data sciences team members, put together some key statistics in an infographic that captures how we got here,” stated LinkedIn.
LinkedIn says, “This isn’t just a big milestone for us — it’s also an important one for all of you, our members, who’ve helped build the LinkedIn network. Each of our 100 million members has a unique story — from finding a job, to recruiting talent, to sourcing new deals, and even starting a business. For e.g., take Dutch tech consultant Henk Van Ess, who, after frustration with his 3G iPhone’s battery life, used LinkedIn Groups to find partners and start a global business selling iPhone batteries. Then, there’re the personal stories, like Alice Shapiro, who after losing her job and home, used a LinkedIn connection to help her become a published author.”
“We’re also rapidly growing our network globally — our site is currently used in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with more than half of our users coming from outside of the U.S.”
Here’s the next 100 million members.