There has been a lot of chatter about LinkedIn’s changes in recent weeks. After much rage, someone found a post from LI engineering that indicates they’re expecting a 10x-30x performance boost moving their machine learning from Hadoop to Spark/Yarn based stuff with a new learning library, Photon ML, which they open sourced.
I was about 250th a few weeks ago, which is a ‘ground state’ for me. My natural notoriety keeps a steady trickle of visits happening even if I don’t do anything. Do I care that I’m now the 129th most seen among my 724 contacts? Not really.
What matters are things like:
- Kremlin Trolls are a thing. I sense networking & revenue opportunities.
- People may need Social Media Security Audits, more revenue potential.
- My long stalled Cryptostorm Reseller effort may get an Ethereum blockchain boost.
- Writing about Crypto-Asset Market Capitalization draws eyes of investors.
Things are changing this summer, from the arrival of The DAO, to some long overdue surgical attention on a damaged disk in my neck. Right now my queue is about 25% utilized. Once the surgery is done that’s going to shift to about 75%, and the key metric will be the revenue that networking generates.
So don’t worry too much about this one dimensional leaderboard; if you feel something is off base, feel your way around a bit by trying some new things. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.