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LinkedIn: 100m members and other great stats

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LinkedIn has reached a big milestone today: its 100 millionth member. 

This is a big year for LinkedIn, which filed for an IPO in January. The company disclosed then that 2010 was the first year it had made a profit. 

To celebrate, the LinkedIn data team have released some great stats:

  • 56,800 miles (90,900 km): length of the conga line formed by all of our members celebrating our latest milestone. That is equivalent to 9.76 round trips on the road between San Francisco and New York City

  • 74 profiles with Elvis impersonator listed as a position

  • 1.3+ billion connections between our members

  • 1,091 profiles with chocolatier listed as a position

  • 79+ million job transitions/changes tracked

  • 46 profiles with beatboxer listed as a position

  • 428 per cent: Year-over-year membership growth rate in Brazil, one of our fastest-growing countries

  • Lee, Smith and Kumar have alternated over the last 8 years as the most common last name of newly registered users

  • 951 years: duration of back-to-back 5-minute phone calls made by 100 million professionals

  • 50 per cent: year-over-year growth in our iPhone skill index

  • Four profiles with dog or cat psychologist / psychiatrist listed as a position

  • Some industries with the fastest year-over-year new member growth rates: Education (175 per cent), Facilities Services (121 per cent), and Ranching (112 per cent)

  • 100 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have executives on LinkedIn

  • One profile has martini whisperer listed as a position

You should also check out this cool LinkedIn infographic.

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