Happy Birthday: Seis años de LinkedIn

May 5, 2009

40 million members strong in 6 years, almost to the date! Its always fun to look back down memory lane, and what a year its been! Yours truly has been here for almost a couple of years, so I thought I’d give you a little perspective on some of the milestones we've crossed in the past year compared to the first 5 years:

First 5 years In the last year Members User Groups Languages Applications Answers
22,000,000 40,000,000+
50,000+ 300,000+
1 4
0 11
1,000,000 2,000,000+

As you might guess from the chart above, we’ve spent the last year building functionality that help you: create, connect, and collaborate with your connections. A few key highlights from the past year:

•    Group discussions
•    LinkedIn Applications
•    LinkedIn in Spanish
•    LinkedIn in French
•    LinkedIn In German
•    Direct Ads
•    LinkedIn Polls
•    Company Profiles
•    All new LinkedIn People Search
•    LinkedIn iPhone app

This past year wasn’t just a success for LinkedIn, but even more importantly for our users as well:

•    "About a week later, I was offered an amazing job at Microsoft in Boston, and it wouldn’t have happened without LinkedIn.” -  Adam Conrad: future Microsoft employee

•    “Within the first week, a former client responded and we connected. Out of that came aa $1 million consulting contract, just because we were able to connect and remember.” - Darrel Rhea: CEO, Cheskin

•    “We saved somewhere between $75K and $150K and found the kind of person with the exact set of capabilities I was looking for.” - Randall Rothenberg: President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau

We’re looking forward to another great year. What will the future bring? Only time will tell, but we here at LinkedIn look forward to building it with you - our users.

Check out how some of our user success stories here