Now that LinkedIn is a decade old and has 225 mil­lion mem­bers, its fastest-​​growing demo­graphic –30 mil­lion and counting—is stu­dents and those who are three years or less out of col­lege. Though LinkedIn’s user agree­ment says that mem­bers agree they are at least 18 years old, I am going to make a rec­om­men­da­tion and a pre­dic­tion: High school stu­dents should start LinkedIn pro­files now. I pre­dict that LinkedIn will soon drop its age threshold or elim­i­nate it alto­gether. Con­sider that Face­book’s threshold is 13, and the site has hun­dreds of thou­sands, if not mil­lions of kids under 13 using it every day. Unlike Face­book, LinkedIn has no place to enter a birth date.

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