LinkedIn hits 500 million users as it remains the quiet giant of social media

LinkedIn hits 500 million users as it remains the quiet giant of social media

LinkedIn just hit a big milestone — the social networking platform now has more than 500 million users, according to a statement the company sent out on Monday.

In other words, you can now easily peruse the resumes of half a billion people. 

While it may not make as much noise as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, LinkedIn’s got close to seven percent of the world’s population tied into its network. The platform passed 400 million users toward the end of October 2015, and crossed the 450 million mark about nine months later.

Hitting the 500 million member mark another nine months after hitting 450 million shows the company’s rate of growth has stayed pretty consistent over that time. Read more…

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