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Social Media Quick Facts: LinkedIn

Here are some of the latest social media and social networking stats for 2011. Read similar posts on Twitter and Facebook.

  • LinkedIn is older than both Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, being created on 5 May 2003.
  • There are more than 70 million users worldwide.
  • Members of LinkedIn come from more than 200 countries from every continent.
  • LinkedIn is available in six native languages - English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Oracle's Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Epstein, was headhunted for the position via his LinkedIn profile.
  • 80% of companies use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool
  • A new member joins LinkedIn every second.
  • LinkedIn receives almost 12 million unique visitors per day.
  • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are on LinkedIn.
  • Recruiters account for 1-in-20 LinkedIn profiles.

Statistics from LinkedIn press centre and SysComm International.