Written by Shari Monnes | Boston
on March 26, 2011

LinkedIn announced today that they have reached 100 million users. It’s taken the company 8 years to reach this milestone. Reportedly, they are now growing at roughly one member per second.

It’s interesting to note that LinkedIn now has more members outside the United States than in it. It’s definitely an international platform for connection and finding contacts or customers.

LinkedIn has posted some interesting facts on their blog, including:

- 56% percent of LinkedIn users are outside of the United States (while only 44% inside)

- 20% work in the service sector

- 9% are in the high-tech industry

- The country with the biggest growth is Brazil at 428%.

Also be sure to check out the cool InfoGraphic they have created.

Are you on LinkedIn? Do you consider if vital for networking?


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