I have several “threads” on LinkedIn. First, I’m a computer science guy, so I know lots of CS people. Next, I’ve been involved in peace activities with The Dalai Lama Foundation and The Metta Center. Another group of people. Then recently as a musician+composer. On LinkedIn I’ve been looking at the “People You May Know” links and recently I’ve been adding a lot of musicians because LinkedIn usually does get it right and it shows me names and photos for people I do indeed know. For every 8 or so people it suggests, I know one or two people.
But a week ago I noticed that it’s not giving me as many names or people I know. Maybe I know one in a hundred of the people it’s presenting. I wonder if their algorithm is confused by my change of orientation and can’t figure out who to present as possible links? Uh, yes, I do know that it’s basing its recommendations on my own contacts, but it seems to have reached some kind of event horizon.