Why LinkedIn Is the Social Network That Will Never Die

No matter how successful and monopolistic Facebook gets..none of it appears to be slowing down LinkedIn, the social network that doesn't want to be known as a social network -- the one that's about having, getting and keeping a job. In fact, every second that ticks by, LinkedIn gets a new user. So by the time you finish reading this sentence, two or three new people have signed up for the "professional network" -- most likely in Brazil, where LinkedIn is growing fastest and where it just launched a Portuguese version. Since 2003, LinkedIn membership is up to 85 million, meaning that Facebook seems less and less likely to turn LinkedIn into Friendster, MySpace or Orkut. In fact, LinkedIn has nearly doubled its employee count, going from 500 in January to 900 by the end of this year... article at adage.com  

No matter how successful and monopolistic Facebook gets..none of it appears to be slowing down LinkedIn, the social network that doesn't want to be known as a social network -- the one that's about having, getting and keeping a job.

In fact, every second that ticks by, LinkedIn gets a new user. So by the time you finish reading this sentence, two or three new people have signed up for the "professional network" -- most likely in Brazil, where LinkedIn is growing fastest and where it just launched a Portuguese version. Since 2003, LinkedIn membership is up to 85 million, meaning that Facebook seems less and less likely to turn LinkedIn into Friendster, MySpace or Orkut. In fact, LinkedIn has nearly doubled its employee count, going from 500 in January to 900 by the end of this year...

article at adage.com