The story takes place at LinkedIn, a popular social networking site for professionals. LinkedIn's includes the following useful features for members:
- Members can create a professional profile including a picture, work experience, education, contact information, and references.
- Members develop a list of "contacts". These contacts "link" the members to other contacts, forming a large network of users.
- LinkedIn also includes myriad professional "groups" on a variety of topics. These groups provide members with the opportunity to network, exchange information, and ask/answer questions.
The LinkedIn headquarters are located in Mountain View, California. According to the LinkedIn website, LinkedIn currently has over 70 million members. While approximately 50 percent of these members reside in the United States, the site is international and includes professionals from all over the world.
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