Thursday - Jul 27, 2017

LinkedIn big in Japan – and the rest of Asia


LinkedIn big in Japan – and the rest of Asia

Undoubtedly, there is in the world of online business networking, LinkedIn recently announced that they are experiencing particular growth in Asia, with a total of nine countries in the region, boasting membership figures surpassing the million mark.

The undisputed leader is tech conscious India who has more than 24 million LinkedIn subscribers, followed closely by Australia and China with five million each, the Philippines and Indonesia tied at two million, with Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand making up the numbers.

In total, LinkedIn can already count on a membership basis of just over fifty million member mark in the Asia Pacific region, all of them using the LinkedIn platform to promote their professional identities, taking advantage of the website’s networking ability and transfer of knowledge.

In a recent statement the company reported that 2013 was a remarkable year for new subscriptions throughout the region, especially in India, where more than 7 million new members were welcomed, while in Southeast Asia, the membership base rose by more than half to reach just under ten million.

So far in 2014 China has been showing signs of immense growth and interest in LinkedIn, with the membership levels having surpassed five million.

According to information released by LinkedIn, the website subscribers continue to represent a broad cross-section of industries across Asia, in particular in IT & Services, Telecommunications, Oil & Energy, Banking & Financial Services, and Hospitality.

LinkedIn members, in addition to English, can now enjoy a choice of the six major Asian languages when communicating on LinkedIn, with the most recently introduced language being Chinese, with a beta site being launched by the company in February of this year. Since then, according to LinkedIn’s local representative in China, the subscriber base in the country has grown by more than one million, with the expectation that that figure will rise even more rapidly, with the massive country now leading the world in the number of Internet users.

The growth of access and awareness of the Internet in China has been the subject of increased efforts by U.S. Internet companies this year to gain access to still largely protected market.

According to media reports, Facebook are in the final stages of opening an office in Beijing, despite the fact that the social media giant as well as their nearest rival, Twitter, are among a number of other sites that have been banned in the country.

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