Professional social network LinkedIn hits 100,000,000 members

by Knowlton Thomas

Everybody's favourite online resume has hit 100 million members today.

According to LinkedIn, it's growing by approximately one million members per week—a newly founded pace that, if maintained, would see LinkedIn reach 200 million users in just two years (it took eight years to reach this milestone).

The company's increased rate of growth can largely be attributed to more users registering outside of the U.S., which for quite some time comprised the overwhelming majority of LinkedIn users, but now makes up less than half.

However, the company did reveal that a majority of its members do not visit the site on a monthly basis, although this isn't as crippling as it would be for Twitter or Facebook-style social networks. Still, it's likely they're devising tactics to keep users logging in more often.

LinkedIn aims to raise $175 million in an IPO this year.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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