100 million members and counting

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LinkedIn, 3/22/11

Today, LinkedIn reached a major milestone: 100 million professionals worldwide.

We’re now growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second.

So, what does all this growth really mean? We’re making great progress toward our ultimate goal: to connect all of the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.

To visualize how far we’ve come, both in user growth and user engagement, Scott Nicholson and Anita Lillie, two of the very talented members of our data sciences team, put together some key statistics in an infographic that captures how we got here.

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