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I’m Celebrating 200 Million Members With LinkedIn

LI_Seal_LogoI received an email from LinkedIn a week ago stating that the company had reached a new milestone: 200 million members.

That is certainly newsworthy and sharable information for member like me as well as non-members and the public at large.

LinkedIn also informed me that my online profile was one of the top 5% most viewed in 2012. That’s news that I can use and  that I want to share with you!

As I continue my knowledge and use of social media, this data could be used to assist me in charting a plan and a path for my work as a small business and independent contractor, the clients and organizations that I serve, and for this blog.

In their news release on January 9, 2013, LinkedIn announced that it had reached the 200 million member mark. New members continue to join LinkedIn at a rate of two per second. The company has added more than 13 million members since its last announcement on November 1, 2012.

Since reaching 100 million members in March 2011, LinkedIn has added 13 new languages, making the site available in 19 languages. Today, LinkedIn counts more than 160 million unique monthly visitors and is the 23rd most visited Web property in the world. Currently, more than 64 percent of LinkedIn members are located outside the United States.

For sure, LinkedIn has quickly become one of the leading tools for online resumes.

My Personal LinkedIn Stats for 2012

About LinkedIn: Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from its talent solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscriptions businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

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About Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.

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