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LinkedIn reaches 200 million users

09 Jan 2013
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LinkedIn has claimed it now has more than 200 million active users.

The business-focused social network says its members come from over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn's up tick in users comes following a year of redesigns and growth.

"I'd like to thank each [user] for helping build the LinkedIn network into what it is today," said LinkedIn senior vice president of products and user experience in Deep Nishar in a blog post.

"It's been amazing to see how our members have been able to transform their professional lives through LinkedIn. You truly grasp the power of LinkedIn when you start to focus on these individual success stories."

LinkedIn says that the US has the most users of any country, with 74 million users. India ranks second for most users with 18 million. While the UK and Brazil have tied for third with 11 million users each.

The most common industry to use the platform is the IT sector. Over four million employees in the IT field use the social network. The computer software and telecommunications industry also posted in the top five most common industries to use the service.

LinkedIn's growth comes following a year of changes for the company. Last July, the social networking site redesigned its homepage. The redesign was done to put a focus on news and network updates.

The company followed up the homepage redesign with a new look for its users profile pages. LinkedIn said the move was made to make it easier for users to communicate with each other on the site.

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James is a freelance writer and editor. In addition to ClickZ, his work has appeared in publications like V3, The Commonwealth Club, CachedTech.com, and Shonen Jump magazine. He studied Journalism at Weber State University.

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