LinkedIn turns 5!

May 12, 2008

Yes, we're getting older but the spirit of fun and craziness with which we started lives on. Last week's Wednesday lunch session was a trip down memory lane as Jean-Luc Vaillant, Yan Pujante, Chris Saccheri, Candy Mielke, Sarah Imbach and Dan Nye walked us through some of the milestones we've covered in five short years!

In case you missed Chris Saccheri's post last Monday, here's a brief recap: LinkedIn emerged five years ago on the pre-web 2.0 scene on Cinco de Mayo. Since then we’ve added value to the growing number of professionals turning to our site for social networking, jobs, answers, and the list goes on.

Just last week, we welcomed our 22 millionth professional (and as is tradition) we took a picture of our team right after our Cinco de LinkedIn celebrations. Also, check out a slideshow of the LinkedIn team through the years!

Here are some more pictures from the celebration and a couple of videos as well. Also, check out the entire 5th birthday photo album on Flickr, which has more than 100 pictures and a couple of videos.

That's us at 5 million professionals
Hey, that's Kay in the middle
Jean-Luc and Sarah
Patrick Crane - LinkedIn
LinkedIn turns 5!

And, thanks for the many kind wishes you sent in.

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