Linkedin the largest professional network
What is Linkedin ?
- It's the worlds largest professional network, it has a total of 175+ million members & growing at an alarming rate of 2 new members per second, whom are all interacting in differing ways both socially and professionally.
- Linkedin receives close to 4.2 Billion professional web searches from its members on its professional platform for networking purposes in the year 2011, and approaching 5.3 Billion searches this year of 2012. Making them a mega popular network all forms of online business.
- Web developers from all over the world are using Linkedin's Developer Api's over 75,000 of them, and all to create some pretty innovative online technology apps for business that's directly built into Linkedin.
Professional Networking Giants Taking Dominion
Linkedin is a professional network where people can choose to connect with their colleagues, co-workers, business partners, company reps, and the list goes on and on. One thing however is, you will need to purchase a premium account there to expand your networking coverage outside of your range of communicating with the minimum allotted amount of connections there.
Making Connections -
You get to utilize and create your own Linkedin groups, join other official groups, social feeds, sharing buttons (For website publishers, blog owners, website owners), and also a pretty cool profile link to share outside of Linkedin, and if you're actually an employer yourself, you can literally connect with potential prospects on their user profile; for scouting purposes, reviewing resumes, and all recruiting purposes. The network there definitely opens up web space for business to business deals as well, and in a pretty unique way of utilizing online networking, and for the average user it's a great connection point of making professional contacts worldwide.
Official company reps and corporations also use Linkedin, they scan people's resumes and even from their company website, using a cool 'Apply with Linkedin' submit button, which is actually an embed code from the Linkedin developersnetwork website location. This makes it essentially easier to transfer your resume if you chose to upload one onto your profile there, and easier for companies to transfer prospective potential employees with the click of a button.
Linkedin is a massive organization today
Today based on the Linkedin website's about section this company literally started in a persons living-room (By Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002), which is quite ironic because my social network business also did as well, and I'm still going at it till this day. They seemed to attract much of the globes professionals who enjoy online communications today, and mainly for the fact that there's loads of people networking there.
They have loads of employees today in their company who all help to manage it all both on the ground and online, and the numbers top about 2800+. This online super power has also been translated into 18 different languages including English. Making Linkedin interchangeable with over 200 differing countries, and allowing it to become a multinational Corporation of sorts, which helps the owners, and CEO (Jeff Weiner) grow their company to much newer heights.
They're an on going powerhouse in online Business
Online business has expanded rapidly since the days of the internet just 10 years ago, and even 5 years back. So what's truly amazing is that this professional network isn't alone at all, but it manages to claim victory over many of the towering web based powers and online social networks that have been in control of the web for quite some time now.
They're business model allows for sizable amounts of companies to benefit on the business aspects, and there's a total of 2 million companies that have respectively placed their company pages into action onto Linkedin's pro network.
This changes the online E-Business game around 10 fold, because Linkedin also considers all the executives from the top to be part of their members, which pretty much seals the crown sort of speak for their future prosperity for sure on the web, as the most prestigious professional social network. Fortune 500 Companies
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