It was all over the new last week. LinkedIn hit 100 million users (the majority of whom sit outside of the US). As part of that milestone achievement, the CEO of LinkedIn (Reid Hoffman) sent a personal(ised) mail to the first 1 million users of LinkedIn to thank them for being early adopters of LinkedIn. A nice touch I thought.

When I read the media reports I wondered what number I was? And then next time I checked mail I discovered I had indeed made the first 1 Million users? I’m number 730 923. Was really nice to get the mail. I felt like I’d contributed something to LinkedIn’s success. Yeah I know, I’m easy to please : )

I’ve pasted it below:

Dear Barrie,

I want to personally thank you because you were one of LinkedIn’s first million members (member number 730923 in fact!*). In any technology adoption lifecycle, there are the early adopters, those who help lead the way. That was you.

We hit a big milestone at LinkedIn this week when our 100 millionth member joined the site.

When we founded LinkedIn, our vision was to help the world’s professionals be more successful and productive. Today, with your help, LinkedIn is changing the lives of millions of members by helping them connect with others, find jobs, get insights, start a business, and much more.

We are grateful for your support and look forward to helping you accomplish much more in the years to come. I hope that you are having a great year.


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Reid Hoffman

Reid HoffmanCo-founder and ChairmanLinkedIn

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