The Jakarta Post
Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city across the globe. (Shutterstock/-)
Business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn announced on Tuesday that it had 500 million users worldwide.
Among the 500 million users, LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via telephone that there were more than 8 million LinkedIn users in Indonesia.
Furthermore, according to LinkedIn's data, Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city across the globe, competing with London in the United Kingdom, San Francisco in the United States and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Legrand mentioned that local users use the platform to learn, share and contribute to their community.
“[The members] use [LinkedIn] to get access and share professional content as well as to engage in professional conversations with their networks or peers,” said Legrand.
In regards to the development of LinkedIn in Indonesia, Legrand revealed that the company had created LinkedIn Lite in India, which was designed for countries with low bandwidth and for countries that were price sensitive to internet data, allowing users to do almost everything on their mobile phones.
“We are thinking that it makes sense to bring this technology to Indonesia,” said Legrand. (asw)