LinkedIn Introduces InMaps: To Make Your Professional Network Visual

    by Eric Vreeland

    Date

    January 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    linkedin inmaps This morning while catching on the latest social media news I heard about LinkedIn's new product release InMaps I was excited to take it for a spin.  

    "InMaps is an interactive visual representation of your professional universe that answers all of the above questions," says LinkedIn's Ali Imam. "It's a great way to understand the relationships between you and your entire set of LinkedIn connections. With it you can better leverage your professional network to help pass along job opportunities, seek professional advice, gather insights, and more."

    After checking out my InMap for a little while I couldn't really come up with any reasonable use case for InMaps except to show off how many connections I have.  

    It is possible that you could look at your InMap and notice two of your contacts in different clusters that just have to be introduced, but I'm stretching a little for that one.  If nothing else, it is definitely a pretty representation of my professional network, and I did enjoy clicking on some old connections and having their information display in the sidebar on the right. 

    One useful takeaway I did get from my InMap was the fact that I need to start making some connections with people other than college buddies and employees at my HubSpot .  Why don't you take a look at your InMap and let me know what it helped you discover about your professional network.  


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