Today, my co-founders and I are extremely excited to launch our company Infer. We’re applying consumers smarts (a la the science of Google) to business to specifically help companies win more customers. We’ve been able to deliver consistent lift across the board for our customers. Learn more about what all this means and how we do it here.
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Just provide a link to a public LinkedIn profile and an email address and that’s it. The system will go find other folks on LinkedIn who best match that given profile and email back a summary of the results.
It leverages some very useful IR techniques along with a basic machine learned model to optimize the matching quality.
Some use cases:
- If I provide a link to a star engineer, I can find a bunch of folks like that person to go try to recruit. One could also use LinkedIn / Google search to find people, but sometimes it can be difficult to formulate the right query and may be easier to just pivot off an ideal candidate.
- I recently shared it with a colleague of mine who just graduated from college. He really wants to join a startup but doesn’t know of any (he just knows about the big companies like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, etc.). With this tool he found people who shared similar backgrounds and saw which small companies they work at.
- Generally browsing the people graph based on credentials as opposed to relationships. It seems to be a fun way to find like minded people around the world and see where they ended up. I’ve recently been using it to find advisors and customers based on folks I admire.
Anyways, just a fun application I developed on the side. It’s not perfect by any means but I figured it’s worth sharing.
It’s pretty compute intensive, so if you want to try it send mail to [contact at pplmatch dot com] to get your email address added to the list. Also, do make sure that the profiles you supply expose lots of text publicly – the more text the better the results.
A very basic experiment that pads URLs with messages:
or more appropriately http://anymeme.appspot.com/anymeme.appspot.com
- This is not related to any work I’ve been pursuing during my EIR gig.
- It’s kind of like the opposite of bit.ly (there is a shortener available on the site though). It’s better tailored for shorter URLs where there’s enough address bar space to display a message at the end of the URL.
- I tested this on the top 30 or so sites using a mix of Firefox and Chrome.
- This could easily be the dumbest thing I’ve ever developed, but then again there are a lot of dumb things on the web. It took longer for me to write these posts describing anymeme than to develop the code for it. This is more of an experiment to see:
- If users, publishers, and advertisers like it
- To try to make URLs more interesting and valuable
- It would be so cool:
- To generate enough cash via sponsored messages to make meaningful contributions to great causes
- To see an important breaking news headline or an interesting tweet as you load up hulu to check for new episodes – visible in the previously half empty address bar so there’s no need to frame or change the destination page to show the content.
- It currently runs on Google App Engine
I won’t rehash too much of the delicious blog post as that describes the motivation and idea in detail, but the basic idea was to advance and apply the TweetNews model to the latest stream of delicious bookmarks. The result is what we feel to be a pretty relevant and fresh (updates every minute or so) homepage. Please check it out and bookmark it (no pun intended). Just a simple start to hopefully better surfacing of content on delicious – expect more updates soon.