Does anyone know LinkedIn math – I thought myself a good student of math but can’t figure out LinkedIn math. I know all statistics can be manipulated but numbers still need to make sense. This past week I have accepted about 100 invitations on LinkedIn – began the week at about 1400 1st degree connections and now have just over 1500. My profile page says I have added a little over 47,000 New People in my network since January 14th – but over this past week my total network of linked professional went from 16.4 million to 16.2 members. Even given the fact some may drop out of your network – I still find the math a bit funky. This is not the first time I have seen this type of unusual math. Not that it matters that much to me for my purposes but I might be more disturb if I was paying a fee structure according to web site stats.
Curious to know if anyone noticed this about LinkedIn….
What probably happened was they kicked out some super user that connected you to a ton of other people.
I have 13,000+ direct connections - but second level (the ones you see) fluctuate around 2,000,000 to 2,500,000.
When linkedin doesn't let me in - those 2,000,000 disappear on your list. Now if you connect other super connectors like me - you might not lose the 2M. But if I am your only super connector the results can effect your network.
Robert, my network is around the same size as yours, about 1500 first level and around 18 million on third level, but oddly, that third level jumped up a few million recently, so you can fluctuate up or down a few million just by losing or adding a few superconnectors.
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