Jeroen, thank you for being among LinkedIn’s first million members!

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From: Reid Hoffman at LinkedIn <>
Date: 25 March 2011 18:00
Subject: Jeroen, thank you for being among LinkedIn’s first million members!


100M members
Dear Jeroen,
I want to personally thank you because you were one of LinkedIn’s first million members (member number 532271 in fact!*). In any technology adoption lifecycle, there are the early adopters, those who help lead the way. That was you.
We hit a big milestone at LinkedIn this week when our 100 millionth member joined the site.
When we founded LinkedIn, our vision was to help the world’s professionals be more successful and productive. Today, with your help, LinkedIn is changing the lives of millions of members by helping them connect with others, find jobs, get insights, start a business, and much more.
We are grateful for your support and look forward to helping you accomplish much more in the years to come. I hope that you are having a great year.

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Reid Hoffman Reid Hoffman
Co-founder and Chairman


*Your member number is the number embedded in your LinkedIn profile URL (after “id=”).

Soviet Propaganda Posters from 1917-1922.

Winning the hearts and minds. Translations: top left—Peace and freedom for the Sovietdom (Who is the giant red naked man? update: it’s Trotsky, and update: it’s an anti-communist poster—see comments.); top right—Tsar, Pope and the Rich; bottom left—Parasites and slackers do nothing and prevent others from working; bottom right—Red plowman. See many more of the posters here.

The Internet in 1901 – Tom Standage, Journalist, Digital Editor of The Economist

This is a map of the Internet in 1901. Surely there was no Internet in 1901? But each technology is built on top of the previous technology, and the Internet is no exception. It was built on top of the telephone network, which was built, in turn, on top of the telegraph network, which already girdled the world by the end of the Victorian era, in 1901. So here it is. The Internet in 1901.

Belgium for dummies

Do you want to know more about Belgium? from Jérôme de Gerlache on Vimeo.

A short animated film about the Belgian political structure.
The text was written by Marcel Sel, a Belgian writer, author of Walen Buiten, a best-seller on the «Belgian Crisis».
The music was specifically composed by Laurent Aglat for the film, and Emma Dornan’s beautiful voice gave the commentary its magical tone.
The film was directed by Jerome de Gerlache.