LinkedIn

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Overview

LinkedIn is a large networking site that connects professionals from all over the world in one click. Linked-In was founded in 2002 by Reid Hoffman. It launched on May 2003 [1]. Since then, it has been growing in membership from many different countries and users all over the world. It is currently available in twenty languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog and Turkish [2]. This enables users to connect with each other in a variety of ways without a language barrier. This platform also allows for its users to join professional groups or share valuable business information with other members as a feature. Users have the ability to upload a résumé, current working position, or current educational occupation.

LinkedIn

Linked-In serves as a networking site which helps to connect people from different professional occupations and backgrounds. Basic membership is free. It builds a community of the business world where members can share and promote as well. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally [3].