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]

{{Quote|provides an online community for professional networking. Prospective members may sign up for a membership by providing a valid email address and registration password, which LinkedIn stores on its database. Once registered, a member may create a free online professional profile containing such information as employment and educational history.<ref>In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation, 932 F.Supp.2d 1089, 1090 (N.D. Cal. 2013)


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.


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