LinkedIn: Growing this fast?
Can this be right?
At least once a day, I hop on LinkedIn to see what's going on. (OK, call me an addict; at least I don't twitch...any longer.) On the front page, there's usually some [old] industry news, followed by info about what my contacts are up to, followed by how many new people are in my network. I usually gloss over all this information....except tonight when I read:
"1,005,595 new people in your network since February 13"
One million new people in my network since yesterday? Whhhaaa?
Now granted, I have 279 connections on LinkedIn. I'm not an open-networker, though I'll admit I have one or two LIONs in my list. Most of the people that I have as contacts I have met face-to-face, or at the very least via continued conversation on LinkedIn or via email. But all that aside, is it really possible one million more people are accessible to me since yesterday?
Curious if other LinkedIn folks are seeing their networks grow as such (not necessarily by that specific number, but more generally by leaps and bounds).