Happy birthday, LinkedIn!

Photo credit: LinkedIn

LinkedIn turned 10 on Sunday.

The social network launched on May 5, 2003. Within a month, it already had 4,500 members. Now, a decade later, the site has become a major online spot for hundreds of millions more business professionals.

LinkedIn in numbers

  • 3,700+ employees
  • 225 million users (200 countries and territories)
  • 64% of members located outside of the U.S.
  • Two new accounts created per second
  • 170+ million unique visitors
  • All 2012 Fortune 500 companies represented
  • 5.7 billion professionally-oriented searches in 2012
  • 2.9 million+ LinkedIn Company Pages

(Source: About LinkedIn)

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