LinkedIn Growing with100 Million Users

LinkedIn announced on Tuesday that its users amount to 100 million.

According to the professional-networking site, approximately 44 million of its users are in the U.S.

LinkedIn said that about 1 million new users are signing up to the site every week. The company reported that 20 per cent of its members are in the service industry, while 9 per cent of users are in the "high-tech" sector.

Apple, Amazon, eBay, and Cisco are among the "most represented companies on its site." They're flanked by EMC and Campbell's.

LinkedIn, which launched in 2003, announced plans earlier in the year to go public. Although the United States is home to the biggest number of LinkedIn users, it can't compete with the growth LinkedIn is seeing elsewhere.

The social network said that 2010 year-over-year growth in Brazil is 428 per cent. Mexico, India, and France are trailing with growth rates of 178 per cent, 76 per cent, and 72 per cent, respectively.

LinkedIn isn't the only social network that's flourishing in numbers. Facebook currently has over 600 million active users around the world, a figure that continues to grow every day.

Twitter is watching 1 billion tweets hit its service every week, according to data it released last week, and about 460,000 accounts are being added to the social network each day.

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