Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tool: inMaps

inMaps is a tool that allows you to visualize your connections in LinkedIn. The visualization shows the clusters or groups of people you have in your account, and allows you to understand the relationships between your contacts as well.

Each color represents a different group in your contacts, such as: previous employer, college classmates, or a conference you attended. The user will have to name each group after exploring the results.

One limitation that I found is that there is no guidance that indicate why some circles (that represent a person) is bigger than other circles. Looking on the documentation of the tool, it indicates that a bigger circle represent people who are the most connected within that specific cluster or group.