4 things you probably didn’t know about LinkedIn

It’s no secret that the professional network is growing leap and bounds, but did you know that a new member joins every second?

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LinkedIn has been around longer than you probably realize, but only recently does it seem like anyone who’s anyone uses it. But how much do you know about the premiere professional social media website?

1. A new user signs up every second

According to recent statistics, a new user signs up to LinkedIn every single second. Considering the site already has over 70 million users, it’s giving other social media sites a run for their money.

Also, more than 200 countries are represented, the worldwide reach of LinkedIn can’t be overlooked, either.

2. The site’s creator came from Paypal

LinkedIn creator Reid Hoffman was the executive vice president of Paypal when he came up with the idea for the social media site. He was also a member of the board of directors at the founding of Paypal.

As an active angel investor, Hoffman has also helped found websites like Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Last.fm, and Zynga. Considering the strength of Facebook and LinkedIn in the social media world, it’s kind of surprising one man had his hands in both of them.

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