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Linkedin tops 10 million users in the UK

Despite a turbulent year
Mon Sep 17 2012, 14:50
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PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL NETWORK Linkedin announced today that it has accumulated over 10 million users in the UK, meaning that four out of five British professionals in the country are now hooked up to the business network.

Linkedin said that the most popular location for its users is unsuprisingly the capital of London, followed by Birmingham then Reading, Edinburgh and Manchester, while 18,750 vets, 2,545 farmers, 50,496 teachers and 406,850 company directors connect and share their contact details through the website.

According to Linkedin, the National Health Service (NHS) is the top represented company - ahead of RBS, BT, HSBC and IBM - while IT Services made it to the top for the most represented industry.

Linkedin European managing director Ariel Eckstein said the number shows how skilled workers believe that community is vital to their careers.

"Every day, our members are adding information to their profiles, sharing important views and insights, connecting to one another, building their networks and getting access to a world of potential contacts, business partners, investors, employers and employees," he said in a statement.

However, it hasn't been all plain sailing for Linkedin in its journey to this point, as it suffered a high-profile security breach in June, when 6.5 million encrypted passwords were stolen and made available online by hackers. µ



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