Chapter 12



LinkedIn is a social networking Web site where people maintain profiles and create connections with associates. It is explicitly designed for professional interactions. The site has ­roughly 200 million members, with roughly one-third of its traffic coming from the United States. Profiles are extensive and focus on education, work experience, projects a person has worked on, and a list of skills that others endorse. This chapter presents an overview of the different types of information people share on the site and how to find those people.


Social media

Social networks



One of the best stories of using LinkedIn for investigation comes from Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys. The book ...

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