On 08/04/11, LinkedIn reported their financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. In the second quarter, the company saw record levels of members, unique visitors, and page views, while top line growth accelerated. Going forward, LinkedIn announced that it plans to continue to invest in its team, technology, and products in order to increase the value it delivers to members and realize the full potential of the LinkedIn platform.
On July 29, 2011, LinkedIn’s Mountain View cafeteria was filled to capacity with over 170 interns both from leading tech companies throughout the Bay Area and leading schools (Berkeley, Stanford, Waterloo, Upenn, and MIT among others).
The interns were gathered for LinkedIn’s first open Intern Hackday — a chance to win a MacBook Air, an iPad or Apple gift card — but more importantly, a chance to earn permanent bragging rights among their peers.
Linkedin put together a timeline of tweets and relevant photographs that captured the highlights of those 24 hours. Click through the picture below for a closer look.
[Tina Safi blogs weekly at http://medianeedle.com/blog/. She works at Media Needle, a social media/word-of-mouth marketing agency based out of Los Angeles.]
Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Mainly used for professional networking, the company reported more than 100 million registered users as of March 2011. With last month’s LinkedIn stock market launch the company is more talked about than ever. While LinkedIn’s main draw is its connections feature, which allows registered users to maintain relationships with business/personal contacts, the site offers many other business-oriented features.
After becoming the first social network to go public on May 19, 2011, LinkedIn is now in the hot seat as finance pundits examine whether the company’s market valuation is realistic. One major question that investors have about LinkedIn is: “How can Linkedin grow?
Every Cinco de Mayo LinkedIn celebrates its anniversary.
Back in May 5th, 2003, the LinkedIn network started with just 10 people — the founding employees connected to each other. Since then, it’s grown into one of the world’s largest professional network with more than 100 million professionals in over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn currently has over 1,000 employees in 12 offices around the world, including London, Paris, Sydney, and Mumbai.
Here are some pretty cool pics that show LinkedIn’s growth in both number of users and number of employees.
Despite it appears that Facebook may be beating LinkedIn at the job seeking game, you can learn about how LinkedIn creates effective email calls to action.
During these tough economic times, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of July 2010, the number of unemployed persons stands at 14.6 million and the unemployment rate, at 9.5%; LinkedIn created an effective (and well-timed!) email titled “Get hired faster: 1 month free Job Seeker Premium Account”.
Here’s how LinkedIn does it and what you can learn from it.
I strongly believe that this LinkedIn application is a great way to gather data fast and to create actionable bar graphs that you can e-mail to your colleagues. More importantly it follows the fundamentals of permission e-mail marketing by making polls more personal, relevant and anticipated.
A summer 2009 survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com indicates that only 26% % of U.S. HR professionals use LinkedIn to search for the names of their job candidates. This percentage is lower than the 29% of U.S. HR professional that use Facebook and the 47% that use Google for the same purpose.
This statistic reveals the fact that there appears to be a misunderstanding of the true networking power of LinkedIn by HR professionals.
So, what is LinkedIn? Here’s the answer from its developers:
However, HR pros seem to be missing the vision of LinkedIn’s founder, Reid Hoffman (yes, that’s a link to his LinkedIn profile). On August 25, 2008 , in an interview with Fortune, Hoffman explains that the main goal of LinkedIn is to improve the life of its users. In his own words:
What I realized before PayPal was sold was that there was going to be a confluence of two forces.
One was how the world of work is changing — every individual is now somewhat entrepreneurial. They’re getting the next gig themselves.
The other was the Internet, which could empower all these individuals to establish profiles online so that people can find them. You’d be able to use your network to get access to people to better chart your path.
I started LinkedIn because changing people’s professional lives is a massive transformation.