Architecture Articles

  • profilehighlights1

    Rebuilding the Profile Highlights System at LinkedIn

    February 27, 2019

    LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Building an active community of engaged members is a key strategy for achieving our mission. One of the many ways to drive member conversations and active communities is through profile highlights, which are insights between the viewer of a profile and that...

  • realtimepresence-1

    Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: LinkedIn’s Real-Time Presence Platform

    January 12, 2018

    Co-authors: Akhilesh Gupta and Meng Lay   Have you ever wondered how those green online indicators (or “presence indicators”) that are so pervasive in every instant messaging application and social network actually work? How does one display them in real time for roughly 500 million members on a social network like LinkedIn? In this post, we’ll provide a...

  • Early Architecture

    A Brief History of Scaling LinkedIn

    July 20, 2015

    LinkedIn started in 2003 with the goal of connecting to your network for better job opportunities. It had only 2,700 members the first week. Fast forward many years, and LinkedIn’s product portfolio, member base, and server load has grown tremendously. Today, LinkedIn operates globally with more than 350 million members. We serve tens of thousands of web pages...

  • Field of Study

    Field of Study Explorer - Data Insights for Students

    September 17, 2014

    We believe the college decision process is not as data-driven as it can be, and we want to change that. Millions of professionals...

  • LinkedIn Intro: Doing the Impossible on iOS [UPDATED 11/1]

    October 23, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Since we issued this post, Bishop Fox has extensively tested LinkedIn Intro and clarified a few of their earlier...

  • U Pages

    Building LinkedIn University Pages

    August 26, 2013

    Last week, LinkedIn launched a new product that will drastically change the way alumni and students will interact with the site:...