#1984: Linktroduction

Today’s invention is a new feature for LinkedIn.

When the number of your connections exceeds anything like the Dunbar number, you just can’t keep track of all their details.

The invention is therefore a recommendation engine which reads the profiles of all your connections and makes suggestions as to the most valuable (online) introductions you could effect between them.

This would allow the user to select ‘show me only the closest matches between my connections’ or ‘show me matches between people with shared interests but who differ widely in the numbers of their connections’ etc.

In a socially-networked world, there is huge value, and some kudos, in being able to actively create effective links between people with related profiles.