LinkedIn is the largest professional social networking site in the world. LinkedIn is designed to give business people the facility to network and communicate with like-minded individuals
LinkedIn also have features to create your own profile / resume / CV online in a professional manner.
LinkedIn also have additional services such as demographic banner and ad advertising as well as job postings.
Web address: www.linkedin.com
Headquarters: Mountain View, California, USA
Launched: May 2003
LinkedIn is also known as a Professional services network and has over 66 million users worldwide and growing at almost 1 per second according to LinkedIn Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Cliff Rosenberg.
LinkedIn was created by Reid Hoffman, who is now chairman.
In 2008 5% of the company was sold to venture capitalists for $53 million giving the company a total valuation of over $1 billion.
LinkedIn is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
In Australia, there is reportedly over 2 million accounts signed up to LinkedIn.