LinkedIn launched, officially, in May 2003. A month later, the network had 4,500 members.
Third quarter last year (2016, if your calendar is slow), LI had 467 million members worldwide; in the United States, LinkedIn membership approximated 135 million. Overall, about 106 million members visit the site each month — a great many potential contacts looking these days nearly as often for products and services as jobs.
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