LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here’s the story of how it changed the way we work


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Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest and well-known companies. It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and …

Mike Ellsworth‘s insight:

LinkedIn started in May 2003 and I joined shortly thereafter (member number 8893). I made the mistake of clicking the wrong link and sent a LinkedIn invite to the 3,000 people in my address book. I ended up apologizing a bunch, but not only got back into touch with many of them, a decent amount also joined.

Congrats to LinkedIn for now having 225 million members worldwide!

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