LinkedIn now at 85 million members

In LinkedIn on December 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

The top business social networking site, LinkedIn, recently hit the 85 million members!  And one business (and life) success principle can be noticed here too: It took the site close to 500 days to get the first million members, and only 9 days to get the last million!  Small principle to keep in mind when growing your audience, and/or with anything you set out to do – the “slight edge.”

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just dropped some numbers on the LinkedIn social platform’s measurement of user engagement, revealing that the social network now boasts 85 million members and is adding a member each second. “That’s the fastest ever,” Weiner said revealing that it took the site 477 days to get the first million and 9 days for last million.

“We have begun to establish critical mass, especially on a global basis,” said Weiner. Indeed, half of new membership now comes from overseas. The site is also close to hitting 60 million monthly uniques according to Comscore which means that a good proportion of its members return visit.

LinkedIn currently has $103 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital. You can watch more of today’s Web 2.0 Summit talks on the Livestream here.

**If you have any questions about LinkedIn (how to make your profile findable and/or strategies for networking/connecting, and more, feel free to email me)!


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