LinkedIn – additional information
LinkedIn, which was founded in California and launched in 2003, is a social networking service for businesses and professionals. The site is available in over 200 countries worldwide in 20 different languages. A breakdown, by country, of LinkedIn’s registered membership worldwide, as of 2016 reveals that the majority of members are based in the United States with 128 million Americans registered on the site. India boasted the second highest membership with 35 million and Brazil rounded off the top three with 25 million registered members. Furthermore, smaller countries including Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Malaysia all had an estimated 1 million registered members each.
The networking site allows members to create profiles and make connections with others as a way of establishing professional relationships. This function allows employers to advertise jobs and search for prospective candidates. In turn, job seekers can also search and view the profiles of hiring companies and individuals via existing connections.