Mountain View, CA, United States
Mountain View, CA, United States

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million members. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.The site is available in 20 languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, and Tagalog. As of 2 July 2013, Quantcast reports LinkedIn has 65.6 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 178.4 million globally, a number that as of 29 October 2013 has increased to 184 million. In June 2011, LinkedIn had 33.9 million unique visitors, up 63 percent from a year earlier and surpassing MySpace. LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering in January 2011 and traded its first shares on May 19, 2011, under the NYSE symbol "LNKD". Wikipedia.


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LinkedIn | Date: 2016-02-17

In order to facilitate the requesting of desired information from a graph database that stores a graph, a system may translate an initial query into a query that can be executed against the graph database. In particular, using primitives, the system may translate a query associated with a type of database (such as a relational database) into the query. The graph may include nodes, edges between the nodes, and predicates to represent and store data with index-free adjacency. Moreover, the primitives may include: a rule based on edges in the graph that expresses a relational schema in the type of database, and information associated with a compound key that specifies a relationship between nodes, edges and predicates in the graph corresponding to a table in the type of database. Then, the system may execute the query against the graph database, and may receive a result that includes a subset of the graph.


A system and method for automatically identifying online entities using machine learning techniques are provided. Entity profile data of a first set of entities is used to train a statistical model and entity profile data of a second set of entities is used, in conjunction with the statistical model, to identify a subset of the second set of entities. Certain electronic content is then transmitted over a computer network to entities in the subset through one or more content delivery channels.


Techniques for identification of a trigger-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by a particular actor of a plurality of actors and interactions by other actors of the plurality of actors with the specific content item are identified. A leadership score associated with the particular actor is then calculated, the leadership score indicating a propensity of the particular actor to stimulate discussion among actors of the online social network service. The particular actor is then classified as an information trigger among the plurality of actors of the online social network service, based on the calculated leadership score.


Patent
LinkedIn | Date: 2016-09-30

Techniques for ranking members based on an influence score are described. For example, an influence score process can access, from a database in an online social network, member data of a first member in response to receiving a ranking request of the first member. Additionally, a contribution factor for each first-degree connection of the first member can be determined. A centrality score for the first member can be determined based on the contribution factor for each first-degree connection of the first member. Moreover, an expertise score for the first member can be determined based on the member data of the first member. Furthermore, an influence score of the first member can be calculated based on the centrality score and the expertise score. Subsequently, a user interface is configured to cause a presentation, on a display of a device, of the ranking of the first member based on the influence score.


Patent
LinkedIn | Date: 2016-10-14

Methods and systems of managing settings are described. According to various embodiments, a settings page corresponding to a users settings on an online service may be caused to be displayed on a device. The settings page may comprise selectable category setting options for a setting category. The setting category may have a plurality of subcategories, and each subcategory may have its own selectable subcategory setting options. Each one of the category setting options may correspond to its own distinct configuration of subcategory setting options for its subcategories. A user input indicating a selection of one of the category setting options for the setting category may be received. The configuration of subcategory setting options corresponding to the selected one of the category setting options for the setting category may be applied to the users settings on the online service.


Patent
LinkedIn | Date: 2016-10-27

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems and machine readable medium for recommending an out-of-network communication by determining a set of potential recommended members of a social networking service based upon one or more recommendation criteria. In some examples the recommendation criteria may include: a profile similarity to a previous target of an out-of-network communication, a degree of correspondence between an interest and intent of the sending member, and a likelihood of response.


In order to facilitate efficient storage and extraction of data, a system may represent a compound relationship in a graph stored in a graph database. In particular, the system (or a user) may define the compound relationship based on two or more predicates associated with two or more edges between two or more nodes in the graph. Then, the system may generate, in the graph, a hub node that corresponds to the compound relationship and that has an identifier that is hidden from users of the graph so that the identifier of the hub node is not visible external to the graph database. Moreover, the identifier of the hub node may be specified in a query using the two or more predicates, thereby allowing data associated with the compound relationship to be readily identified, modified and/or extracted.


A method comprises receiving information identifying a plurality of message recipients to whom electronic messages are to be communicated; analyzing a social graph to identify a plurality of connection paths, each individual connection path connecting a first entity associated with a message sender with one of the plurality of message recipients, the social graph represented by a graph data structure having nodes representing various entities and edges representing associations between entities, with the first entity and each of the message recipients represented as nodes in the graph data structure, each edge connecting two nodes included in a connection path assigned an edge score representing an estimated strength of connection between two entities represented by the two nodes; and generating a plurality of customized instances of an electronic message by automatically modifying a generic electronic message to include information identifying one or more entities to which the first entity and an individual message recipient are both related, as determined by the analysis of the social graph.


Patent
LinkedIn | Date: 2017-01-11

A communication server, computer-readable storage medium and computer-implemented method for executing commands embedded in messages are provided. The method may include detecting user input of a special character while a user is composing a message and in response to detecting the user input of the special character, presenting a selectable list of command operators to the user The method may further include causing a command operator to be included in the message in response to user selection of the command operator from the selectable list of command operators. The command operator is operative to execute an action performed by a network-based service executing on an application server. The method may further include identifying, at an outbound communication serer, the command operator included in the message, and transmitting a request to the application server to perform the action corresponding thereto.


Patent
LinkedIn | Date: 2017-03-22

A method and system to identify suggested keywords to a social network member is described. A suggested keywords system, in one example embodiment, examines phrases that appear in profiles maintained by the on-line social networking system that are similar to the target profile and identifies those words and phrases that are most prominent in these profiles, utilizing discriminative strength values. These most prominent words and phrases may be presented to the target member as suggested keywords to be included in the members professional summary.

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