Are you living a balanced life on your social networks? Do you follow anyone and everyone or are you overly picky about who you’re connected with. The answer is likely dependent upon which network we’re talking about.
Think about your LinkedIn network for a second… who do you let into your network? If you’re like most professionals in America, you’re highly selective of who you are connected with because it’s a professional network with your resume attached and the company you keep says a lot about you.
But how do you know if your network is balanced? Are you connected mostly with professionals in your city (that will buy or sell homes), or are you connected with people in your industry (that will not although there are other reasons to be connected)?
Enter LinkedIn’s new lab project, InMaps which visually plots out your LinkedIn connections.
Pictured above is my network mapped out and it is almost evenly divided amongst orange and blue. My boss is quite happy because I live a double life- one locally in Austin as a community organizer and digital communications consultant and another nationally in the real estate sphere here at AG, so orange is my real estate life and blue is my Austin life. The mapping is like a psychic little robot that knows my intentions, it’s kind of creepy.
Here’s how it works:
So how balanced is your network? Are you professionally connected with anyone who will do business with you?