LinkedIn Hits 100 Million User Mark

Social networking platform for professionals, LinkedIn, has crossed the 100 million users milestone this week, the company has revealed.

The website has become a hub for professionals that are seeking new business opportunities or new jobs. LinkedIn said that it is adding 1 million new members every week, which equates to one new member every second.

“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. We’re most inspired that by connecting talent with opportunity at massive scale, we’re changing people’s lives in meaningful and sustainable ways,” Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, said in a statement.

He revealed that LinkedIn now has presence in 200 countries and territories around the world, with 56 million of the 100 million users being from outside the US.

The company has also published an infograph, which reveals that in 2010 the platform saw 428 per cent growth in membership in Brazil, 178 per cent in Mexico, 76 per cent in India and 72 per cent in France.

On LinkedIn, there are 997,000 teachers, 1,030 chocolatiers, 74 Elvis tribute artists and 1 Martini Whisperer. Some of the most represented companies on the platform include Ebay, Apple, Amazon, Cisco and EMC, the company revealed.