Top 2 Reasons LinkedIn Is Taking Over the World
|May 11, 2012||Posted by admin under DECLARE - Network/Interview|
In my travels, I’ve discovered that LinkedIn now has 135 million members, all over the world, and that professionals are joining at an ongoing rate of 2 per second. That’s right, do the math – it comes out to around 170,000 every 24 hours.
It’s a perfectly timed phenomenon. It combines two critical elements:
•The astonishing capability of social media to create a one-to-one personal connection with virtually anyone
•The demands on most businesses – even small businesses – to operate nationally and, yes, globally
Think about it in terms of job search and hiring, one of LinkedIn’s most popular uses. Even in this era, almost 50% of people say they got their job through personal connections and networking.