LinkedIn reaches 100 million members

Growth coming from outside US: CEO

LinkedIn has announced it has reached 100 million members worldwide, with one member every second joining the site.

In a blog post addressed to its members, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said that the growth is increasingly coming from countries other than the United States.

“Our site is currently used in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with more than half of our users coming from outside of the US,” Weiner said in his blog post.

He went on to say that the company has made steady progress toward the goal of connecting professionals on a worldwide scale.

“We’re making great progress toward our ultimate goal: To connect all of the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”

The 100 million milestone comes as LinkedIn’s Australian team last month announced that the LinkedIn Signal and LinkedIn Today features will use and build upon the success of sites like Twitter through the incorporation of hashtags and newsfeeds.

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