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OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol by Phani Raj Tadimety

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CHAPTER 2

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A LinkedIn User’s Professional Circles

Every bit of software wants you to be “social.” What ever happened to being grumpy and alone in your writer’s fugue?

—Doug Green

The number of hops (degrees) separating two contacts in a website such as LinkedIn can be better determined if there is a visual or tabular representation of the network showing how the two acquaintances are connected. This example will help frame our discussion of the OSPF protocol later, giving us a foundation to work from.

Creating a Personal Network

The website LinkedIn maps a subscriber’s network of relationships with other users and displays information about the ...

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