LinkedIn started in 2003 as a professional business social network and as of February 2012, has over 150 million members according to the official press release from LinkedIn.

More facts and figures:

  • 2 new members join every second
  • USA leads membership at more than 57 million, Europe has more than 34 million members
  • 60% of its members live outside the USA
  • In 2011 there were 4.2 billion professionally oriented searches on the
  • LinkedIn platform LinkedIn now has over 2,116 employees (at the beginning of 2010 it had only 500)
  • The fastest growing demographics are students and recent college graduates
  • Revenues for 2011 reached $522 million
  • LinkedIn is the 36th most visited website in the world



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Twitter 2012

Did you know that Twitter was originally named Twttr, a name inspired by Flickr? And that, although many thought this year's Superbowl held the record for the most number of tweets per seconds, the record holder is actually the Japanese anime Castle in the Sky? Our visual analysis takes a look at all the latest statistics on Twitter- with a few projections for the future as well.



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