LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. As of September 2016, LinkedIn had more than 467 million accounts, out of which more than 106 million are active. As of April 2017, LinkedIn had about 500 million members in 200 countries. The site has an Alexa Internet ranking as the 20th most popular website (October 2016).
On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The acquisition was completed on December 8, 2016.
A total number of LinkedIn users is about 467 million, its monthly active users around 106 million, US users about 133 million, and 40% of all of the users use LinkedIn daily.
57% of the users are male, 44% female and 70% of these users are from countries other than the United States. After the US, countries such as India, Brazil, Great Britain, and Canada have the highest number of LinkedIn users.
LinkedIn in Iran
LinkedIn users in Iran are growing every day. Many employed persons, business owners, university students and freelancers use LinkedIn for professional networking. Also, there are lots of job opportunities and vacancies available on LinkedIn for Iranian in the country and overboard who are looking for a new job.
Like other social media, LinkedIn is one of the main digital marketing platforms in Iran. Many Iranian companies and brands are active on LinkedIn with the purpose of introducing their services, creating brand awareness and engaging the audience.
With more than 1.5 million users in Iran, equal to 2% of the population of Iran, the country is ranked 33 among 200 countries with LinkedIn users.