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For anyone blessed with a LinkedIn account, this might be quite interesting: InMaps [linkedinlabs.com] is new service that visualizes the collection of a LinkedIn 'connections' as a single network graph. The work was clearly inspired by the results from the interactive visualization and exploration platform Gephi, as Mathieu Bastian, the driving force behind the Gephi project, now works at LinkedIn Labs.

Each color corresponds to a different group within the professional network, which can be labeled by the user. The graph should allow users to recognize connections that share mutual people, or indentify areas that might be underrepresented.

See also Career Paths.

Thnkx Nicholas and Armando.



TouchGraph, www.touchgraph.com , does something similar with Facebook connections. I hope that LinkedIn opens their API so that it’s possible for us to do this with LinkedIn data as well. The current API does not allow "friends of friends" to be accessed:

It's unfortunate that the visualization can only be displayed by one graph visualization platform.

Wed 26 Jan 2011 at 9:46 AM
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