LinkedIn started in late 2002 with a production of people from PayPal and Social Net. They wanted to try something that would allow a company or an individual to connect like they have never been able to do before. It took the creators of LinkedIn six months before launching for the first time. The growth was slow at first with only 20 sign ups a day however, the website still looked promising. After a slow start, within the next year, over half a million people had signed up.
In 2005 and 2006 the office has moved several times and is now starting to publish personal profiles and jobs. They began to post more applications for the public to look at and think about the certain jobs they would like. Through 2005-2006, the company expanded rapidly and had already 4 million profiles, whether that be businesses and or the public. LinkedIn began to make profits from their site.
Today, LinkedIn has topped 315 million users globally which statistically is the majority of professionals.The research is not conclusive but numbers seem to be estimated between 350 to 600 million business professionals on the planet. They now reach people that love the technology, being in a community, and just being creative. The site is very interactive and is looking for many different job opportunities for the people around the world.
Linked in makes its money in a special way, Commercially LinkedIn has done really well, social site listings to start at $45 per share, and sits around the $120 mark at present.
The developers of the internet site have made the site very intrative with the different types of selections you can go into. For example if you wanted an engineer job you can go into the community section and find all the job listings from different types of engineering job sites.
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Why do you think LinkedIn Boomed so quickly
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