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LinkedIn surpasses 300M members, announces its “mobile moment”

On Friday, social network and recruiting site LinkedIn announced via blog post that it had officially surpassed 300 million members, with 100 million members based in the U.S. alone. Acquiring roughly 100 million users since January 2013, the company noted that much of the growth in traffic has come from two areas: internationally and on mobile. LinkedIn stressed that it was on the verge of its “mobile moment,” meaning that sometime in 2014, mobile use will actually surpass desktop traffic. Both feed directly into each other — apparently mobile accounts for more than 50 percent of LinkedIn’s international traffic already. But the company conveniently side-steps any stats related to Monthly Active Users, perhaps a sign that the company is still trying to make its platform a daily destination.

4 Responses to “LinkedIn surpasses 300M members, announces its “mobile moment””

  1. The mobile experience on Android leaves much to be desired. There is a huge gap in terms of replication of information between mobile and desktop version. Therefore, for genuine linkedin usage i have to go to desktop env rather then on mobile. Change or perish!

  2. Sally Thornton

    I love the disintermediation LinkedIn brings to the “lock” that big expensive recruiting firms had with their big databases of names. Now it’s truly all about relationships in recruiting and by more easily seeing the skills of people, you can spend equal time talking with them about culture fit and other key points that make the difference in recruiting the right people to the right companies for what they value. Having this more mobile-friendly is a gift – I use it every day!

  3. So Doge

    i stopped using it. I think i have about 10 fake accounts. i stopped using it because every time i tried to use it the way its supposed to be used, I would get two different responses. the first one was no response and the second was “why are you contacting me. just because you know ‘ insert name here’ does not give you the right to contact me” to me this defeats the purpose of it. also the people who use it as a professional blog makes me think that linkedin has shifted its focus

  4. Nicholas Paredes

    While I love Linkedin and have used it as a professional blog for some time, it needs significant improvement in mobile. The mobile products are simply unusable. There is no blame in such a statement. Products reflect the culture, but I hope that LinkedIn recognizes the problems.

    I have stopped using the apps. Hell, I’m looking for my next mobile gig. Drop me a line.