Indonesian LinkedIn members are now more than 1 million

Posted by David Khoirul

As I was checking my email this morning, I found a message from LinkedIn, saying that it has now passed 1 million Indonesian members. Indonesia is an important market, indeed. LinkedIn, a business related social networking site, was founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003. I joined the service in 2008, although I don't really involve myself in the site activities.

The email says:

Last week a tremendous milestone was achieved when we exceeded 1 million members from Indonesia on the LinkedIn network!

I would like to thank you for your support in helping grow the network to this level. LinkedIn connects over 150 million members worldwide to find jobs, gain and share insights, grow a business and much more.

LinkedIn's growth is very significant, and the increase of its members is even faster than Facebook, which is also huge in the country; Indonesia is Facebook's third largest market. Speaking to techno site The Next Web, LinkedIn says:

Indonesia is an important market for us where we see a huge potential for growth. Two months after the launch of the local language site, this is a significant milestone for us that demonstrate that professionals in Indonesia are interested in building their online brand on LinkedIn.

Budi Putra, my Indonesian fellow blogger who was a former editor for Yahoo!, says that the news is good for the business world in the country:

This stats show that Indonesian professionals have started to believe that online presence is important and crucial, and this is a good news.

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