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Hurray! I Have One of the Top 1% most vied LinkedIn Profiles

I just got this email from LinkedIn about my profile (that's in clear text).


Hi Kevin,

Recently, LinkedIn reached a new milestone: 200 million members. But this isn't just our achievement to celebrate — it's also yours.

I want to personally thank you for being part of our community. Your journey is part of our journey, and we're delighted and humbled when we hear stories of how our members are using LinkedIn to connect, learn, and find opportunity.

All of us come to work each day focused on our shared mission of connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. We're excited to show you what'snext.

With sincere thanks,

Deep Nishar

Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience

P.S. What does 200 million look like? See the infographic


What does that mean? Two things: 1) that the much more famous actor of the same name is not very good at social media, and 2) I'm better at social media than I thought.  

It means one more thing - I should be grateful for your support and interest.  THANK YOU!  Please let me know what else I can do to help you grow in your SQL Server technology skills, database & SQL skills, and IT leadership & professional development path.  


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Published Monday, February 11, 2013 11:32 AM by KKline

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Rich B said:

First off, congratulations!

But also, I think its a very clever way of approaching things from LinkedIn! I got a similar email, but only being in the top 10%. Its the kind of email that makes you feel good- but then when you think about it, I'm only in the top 20 million of profiles- and I imagine that most profiles are people who have set it up and forgotten about it. So I'm not sure being in the top 10% is as much of an achievement as they make it seem.

February 12, 2013 4:47 AM

KKline said:

You're exactly right, Rich. The more I thought about the less of a big deal it seemed.  Clever marketing from LinkedIn, eh?

February 12, 2013 3:08 PM

Naomi Williams said:

Congrats Kevin, I'm not surprised at all!

I too received one but top 5%. I agree it's nice and makes you feel good but then again it's just like Rich said. Take it for what it's worth, I enjoyed the email and felt good about it. It's nice that linkedin even attempted the statistics. Wonder what their database looks like and if they had updated stats on their indexes, or if they calculated our statistics based on out dated statistics, ha ha!

February 14, 2013 11:05 AM

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Kevin Kline is a well-known database industry expert, author, and speaker. Kevin is a long-time Microsoft MVP and was one of the founders of PASS,

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