29 October 2014 | Team Tamar

Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The story of Linkedin

Today we release the latest in our series of #DigitalHistory infographicsThe story of LinkedIn. Compared to many of the brands and sites we’ve covered previously (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) LinkedIn has a more professional-focus, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular networks on the internet today.

With over 300 million members, LinkedIn is somewhat of a dark horse when it comes to social networks. Having celebrated their tenth anniversary last year, LinkedIn didn’t see the fast-paced growth that sites like Instagram experienced – they didn’t pass the 100m member mark until almost 8 years into the site’s history.

But despite it’s slower growth, the team behind LinkedIn haven’t rested on their laurels, and have continued to develop and evolve the site for the past decade – with a raft of new features added in the past 36 months.

As our infographic demonstrates, it’s really the past 3 years that have seen LinkedIn really ramp up their growth – going from 100m to 200m members in half the time it took them to gain their first 5 million.

As usual, the infographic breaks down the site’s growth by three different tracks – functionality changes, key milestones and vital statistics.

Go take a look at it now by clicking the link below – and let us know your thoughts about it in the comments!


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