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6. LinkedIn: Clustering Your Professional Network for Fun (and Profit?)

Chapter 6. LinkedIn: Clustering Your Professional Network for Fun (and Profit?)

This chapter introduces techniques and considerations for mining the troves of data tucked away at LinkedIn, a popular and powerful social networking site focused on professional and business relationships. You’re highly encouraged to build up a professional LinkedIn network as you follow along with this chapter, but even if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you can still apply many of the techniques we’ll explore to other domains that provide a means of exporting information similar to that you’d find in an address book. Although LinkedIn may initially seem like any other social network, the data its API provides is inherently of a different nature. Generally speaking, people who care enough to join LinkedIn are interes....


  

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