Linkedin: I am Number 27,946

First of all, congratulations to Reid and the rest of the Linkedin team for reaching the outstanding milestone of 100 million members!

And there is more to come this year: the best business network in the world is growing at the frantic pace of 1 million new members a week.

The Top 4 fastest growing countries are 1. Brazil, 2. Mexico, 3. India and 4. France (yes, France! I guess it is no good news for our friends from viadeo…)

And it is important to note that Linkedin managed to reach this incredible growth rate without compromising too much on the overall quality of its member base.

I am Number 27,946
I love movies. Here needless to say that Linkedin did much better than Dreamworks with the first installement of its “I am Number Four” franchise. 😉

Today, I was thrilled to receive an email from Reid Hoffman in person. What a nice touch. Apparently, I was member #27,946! It kind of makes you feel special and proud to have contributed to the success of this invaluable business network.

Linkedin-First100000MembersIndeed for the last 7-8 years I’ve used Linkedin religiously and it enabled me to:
* connect with some amazing people all over the world,
* organize an enormous number of highly valuable and productive business meetings,
* help me build credibility and a trusted business.

Reid after all these years, and more than ever, I remain one of your most passionate advocates.

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London, Christophe is an entertaining social media keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of social media, social business and digital innovation.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is 'Social Media Senior Managing Consultant' at IBM Interactive Experience. He's also a Digital Advisor at the Financial Services Forum and the Moller Centre (part of the Churchill College in Cambridge).

Christophe's views on are his own, not necessarily his employer's.

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