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09/01/2013 by
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LinkedIn With 200 Million Users Worldwide

The social network for professionals announced today that they recently crossed an important milestone. LinkedIn now counts over 200 million members.

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LinkedIn was launched in 2003 and soon became a popular network for professionals, where they connect with peers and discuss more than what to wear to a party, or post pictures of lolcats.

In the beginning of 2011, LinkedIn announced it has reached 100 million users, and in the beginning of November 2012 surpassed 187 million users. Now it has 200 million LinkedIn members as part of the network, with representation in more than 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn serves its members in 19 languages around the world.

And what are the numbers in detail?

74 million LinkedIn users are from the U.S.A., 11 million are in the U.K., 7 million are in Canada, 18 million are in India and 11 million are based in Brazil. The fastest-growing country is Turkey, followed by Colombia and Indonesia. According to Mashable, LinkedIn has been growing at a rate of 10 million to 15 million users per quarter last year. Hungry for more information? Have a look at the infographic below.

LinkedIn 200 Million Members

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It’s difficult to compare LinkedIn with 1 billion users of Facebook, or to 500 million users of Twitter, but career networking has its own (and great) place on the Internet.

What do you think?
Was LinkedIn helpful to you when starting your own business or getting hired? What is for you the most powerful and interesting feature of LinkedIn?

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Comments (1)

  • Igor Beuker 09/01/2013, 19:10

    Might be one of the most powerful interst networks around! Guess how many business is generated through that platform. And I’m not only talking recruitement/ job hunters etc

    Also very important for reputation, recognition and relations (social crm)

    Some groups have become very powerful and advertising is relevant and very targeted, if you use it smart.

    Don’t think Facebook Careers or others will be able to compete… What do you think?

     
 
 
 
 
 
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