February 11, 2019 / in LinkedIn / by Jason Terry
I was doing LinkedIn training for a sales team recently, and the question came up… “how long have you been on LinkedIn?” I knew I’d set up my account around 2006-2007, but I didn’t know the exact date. I knew that I could find it in my account settings. So I went and took a look…
I opened my account on LinkedIn.com on August 25, 2006. It surprised me that I’ve been using LinkedIn for almost 14 years. That’s a LONG time when you are talking about something on the web.
I was an “early” adopter, but most people don’t realize that LinkedIn was launched in 2003. (Go here for more on the history of how LinkedIn got started.) That’s why I put “early” in quotes… because I joined 3 years after they started the site. But I can say I was an early adopter because most people weren’t using LinkedIn when I joined. I would look for friends, peers and clients, and maybe 10-20 percent of them had profiles on the site.
How long have you been on LinkedIn? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
LinkedIn member since February 21, 2006, a fellow pioneer ?
Woah! Nice Bruce!
Sept 28, ’07!
No idea or has been that long!
I know, right? Interesting for sure. Thanks Mike.
I was shocked, March 19, 2007!
April ’08. Got me by a couple years!
Muwahahaha. But just a couple… you are still an “early” adopter. :)
Jason – great stuff.
I’ve got you by about a year – August 3, 2005…! Thanks for sharing.
Hi Shawn! So far, the earliest date I’ve heard is from Carol Stout who joined in 2004. You are 2nd! And I am apparently now a distant third. :P
Thanks Jason….interesting to think about how long Social Media has been around. I have been on LinkedIn since February 7, 2005.
Hi Peter! Thanks for letting me know. And yes, it’s crazy what an impact social has had on our society. Personal and professional lives.
September 17, 2007. I thought I was early on it, but didn’t realize LinkedIn had been around that long!
Hi Gene! I know, right? Thanks for reading.
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