Great concept! Perhaps a clearer link in the nav to make finding connections and shared interests/areas of research easier? Maybe a list of 'similar profiles' at the bottom of a search query would help.
Response from the site administrator
Hi Kate, Thanks for your feedback. Can you elaborate more on your second point about showing a list of 'similar profiles' at the bottom of a search query?
Currently, the recommendations that you get on the home page are the people whose profiles are most similar to your profile and you can always search for people by interests and username under the search tab.