Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Relationship Science Plans Database of Names and Connections - NYTimes.com

Big data R Us
"The system shows how the searcher is connected — perhaps a friend, or a friend of a friend, is on a charitable board — and also grades the quality of those connections by identifying them as “strong,” “average” or “weak.” You will be surprised at the many ways the database finds connections.
The major innovation is that, unlike Facebook or LinkedIn, it doesn’t matter if people have signed up for the service. Many business leaders aren’t on Facebook or LinkedIn, but Relationship Science doesn’t rely on user-generated content. It just scrapes the Web."
Relationship Science Plans Database of Names and Connections - NYTimes.com
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