Posts Tagged ‘LinkedIn’

InMaps from LinkedIn

October 13, 2012 2 comments


Today, I had an obvious question in my head : What is the purpose of having a very big number of LinkedIn contacts if you don’t have the way to find them quickly?

In many cases, I select future contacts because their profile is so interesting for me but unfortunately I forget a big number of them.

Anyway, it’s a presentation problem of the contacts. And, surprise, LinkedIn Labs have developed this great tool : InMaps.

This wonderful functionality allows you to draw a nice graph of your contacts and defines relationships. You can access quickly to your contact and have all the other common connections. It took just some seconds to draw my 187 contacts.

I have also appreciated the classification according to the activity domains of the contacts in what is named clusters.

A very nice tool, really, you can find it here.


LinkedIn is inaccessible!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment


As a very big user of LinkedIn site, I was for another time astonished about the fact that the site is inaccessible.

It is not a DNS problem, because I could resolve the site name but the site seems to be down!

Is it an attack? perhaps; we have just to wait for the news.

The High Availability is becoming nowadays a very big challenge.

NB: As I did not find anything about this news, I think that the issue was from my Internet provider.

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LinkedIn is OUT!

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

As I like very much this very exciting LinkedIn, I was so astonished of having this message on my browser “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” at 16:30 (algerian hour).

This error corresponds to the 503 HTTP error code and, obviously, that means that the server (or the servers) cannot respond at once due to the huge amount of requests received. Consequently, the site may be a D.O.S (Denial Of Service) attack target.

Historically, Youtube knew the same problem just recently.

If the problem is security, the lesson to have is that every one can be victim of security attacks. So don’t be astonished for getting this error when you attempt to access to Google one day.

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