Way back on March 2, 2004, I became member number 297,569 on a relatively new, little website called LinkedIn. Well, LinkedIn isn’t new, or little, anymore.
LinkedIn recently announced they crossed the 200 million member threshold. The infographic below is from the LinkedIn’s blog. Here are some of the stats from the graphic that caught my eye:
- 2 new members join LinkedIn every second
- Higher education is the third largest industry represented on LinkedIn
- If LinkedIn were a country, it would have the 5th largest population in the world
Personally, I have several valuable personal and professional relationships that started on LinkedIn. I’ve had the chance to connect with several authors of my favorite books, and I’ve met people from around the world that I would never have met if it wasn’t for LinkedIn.
Do you have a favorite LinkedIn story? I’d love to hear it, leave a comment below.
Bill Brelsford Small Business Marketing Consultant