LinkedIn Now Has 187 Million Members
LinkedIn now has more than 187 million members, the company announced in its earnings report Thursday.
The social network for professionals has been growing at a rate of 10 million-15 million users per quarter throughout this year. LinkedIn reported having 161 million members in May and 175 million in August.
By comparison, Facebook recently passed one billion active users and Twitter is estimated to have as many as half a billion users.
The latest numbers came as part of LinkedIn's third quarter earnings report. LinkedIn beat Wall Street estimates, reporting earnings-per-share of $0.22 on revenue of $252 million. Analysts were expecting the company to post earnings-per-share of $0.11 on revenue of $244 million.
LinkedIn's stock was up more than 5% after hours, trading at around $112 a share.