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SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS: LinkedIn celebrates 11m milestone

LinkedIn has reached 11million members in Europe. The world's largest professional network now has more than 45 million members globally.

Kevin Eyres, european managing director at LinkedIn, says, "Europe has adopted LinkedIn with incredible speed, bringing together the collective knowledge, expertise and opportunities of a vibrant mix of business cultures."

Financial services, IT, marketing and advertising are among the fastest growing industries in the UK. With one in three professionals in the capital already on LinkedIn it is a popular way to gather information and connect with peers.

Since it was founded in 2003 it has grown to become the number one networking site in Europe and has 2.5 million users in the UK. It adds one new user every two seconds and has attracted some of the most influential business people worldwide.