LinkedIn

LinkedIn (/lɪŋktˈɪn/) is a business and employment-focused social media platform that works through websites and mobile apps. Launched on May 5, 2003,[4] owned by Microsoft. The platform is primarily used for professional networking and career development, and allows job seekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs. From 2015 most of the company's revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals.[5] Since December 2016, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. As of February 2022, LinkedIn has 830+ million registered members from over 200 countries and territories.[6]

LinkedIn Corporation
Headquarters in Sunnyvale, California
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
Professional network service
Available inMultilingual (24)
FoundedMay 5, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-05-05)
Mountain View, California, U.S.
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)
CEORyan Roslansky
Key people
IndustryInternet
Revenue US$ 10 Billion (2021)
Net income US$ —159.2 Million (2021)
Employees21,000 (2022)[3]
ParentMicrosoft
SubsidiariesLinkedIn Learning
Connectifier
Drawbridge
Glint
URLwww.linkedin.com
AdvertisingAdSense
RegistrationRequired
Users 900 million members (January 2023)
LaunchedMay 5, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-05-05)
Current statusActive

LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and connect with each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Members can invite anyone (whether an existing member or not) to become a connection. LinkedIn can also be used to organize offline events, join groups, write articles, publish job postings, post photos and videos, and more.[7]


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