Definition

LinkedIn is

a social networking website geared toward professional networking with more than 200 million users. Users, who maintain resume-like profiles, utilize LinkedIn to view each other's profiles and to exchange messages.[1]

Overview

LinkedIn states that

the purpose of LinkedIn is to provide a service to facilitate professional networking among Users throughout the world. It is intended that Users only connect to other Users who they currently know and seek to further develop a professional relationship with those Users.

The company was founded in May 2003 and within a month the site had 4,500 members. By the end of 2003 it had 81,000 members, and by May 2004 the site had over 500,000 members.

References

  1. Perkins v. LinkedIn Corp., 2014 WL 2751053, at *1 (N.D. Cal. June 12, 2014).
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