LinkedIn New Look: InMaps for Researchers and Reporters

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social networking sites; it has recently been valued at around $3 Billion according to share prices. We have also reported on some top tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile as well as informing you that they have a new board member.

Now we are reporting that LinkedIn has made another change. According to TechnologyLive, it has a new feature called InMaps. Before you all slip away to give it a go, it has a couple of requirements from your profile to be able to take advantage of the new features. You need to have at least 50 connections and you also need to have +75% profile completion. If you fulfill this criterion then head over to LinkedIn’s InMaps by clicking here.

DJ Patil, LinkedIn’s chief scientist, he says that one of the top questions that they as data scientists is what does my network look like? With InMaps, you can visualize your network, the 1st time u look at your map, you will see different colors, you can make the colors how you want them by filling in the legend in the bottom left hand corner.

Once you are finished, you can share this with your fellow professionals. You can see what else was said about the new functionality by watching the video at the bottom of the article. You can also find out more from downloadsquad.com where Samuel Gibbs has written an article.

The new InMaps feature is going to be great for reporters and researchers that are trying to find patterns in LinkedIn connections by different views of locations, areas of expertise and of course, by employer.

Have you had a chance to look at the new functionality? What do you think its best use will be? Let us know in the comments below.