Linkedin Labs is back again with another stunning product called InMaps that visualizes your connection strings within your business network. Still in a experimental mode, InMaps is an interactive way to categorize your contact groups and understands their connections with other people in your business network.
InMaps sifts through all of your connections, detects the relationships between them, and groups them into different network clusters. For example, LinkedIn separated my networks into five clusters, including previous company contacts, regional contacts, current company contacts and classmates at my studied University. It color-codes and clumps these networks together so you can see the depth of your connections in one interface.
InMaps is an insight into who the major connections, bridges and influencers are in your network. People with bigger dots and their names in larger fonts have more connections (and typically more sway) in specific clusters. With all excitement, now I found it easy to filter those contacts which have network of million people ( I have figured out few such connections to capitalize now).
InMaps also includes a few options for sharing. It creates a landing page with your LinkedIn InMap and provides Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn share buttons so you can spread your map to the rest of your network.
Few weeks back Facebook also got similar sort of visual network demography which was acclaimed by many people across the globe. Here is a video which explains the functionality and advantages of new InMaps.