Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette


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A must read if you’re still planning to move up in your career. And being polite in chats and interchanges is the main thing
‘LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you’ll have to navigate LinkedIn’s potentially tricky tools and settings while you’re at it. Not to mention take care to maintain proper etiquette at all times. That’s a lot of pressure.

‘Chances are, if you do use LinkedIn, you’re approaching the network from a job seeker’s perspective — if not now, then in the future. Or maybe you’re a recruiter or a PR representative looking to network and pitch via LinkedIn.

‘No matter your background, let’s dissect some of the biggest etiquette dos and don’ts when logging into LinkedIn…’

How Much Content Can Bloggers Quote Before It’s Considered Duplicate Content?
A maximum of 25% duplication from one source would be fine
‘When it comes to “duplicate” content what search engines are looking for are entire or significant portions of pages copied and pasted. If you’re publishing a post that includes quotes from four different sources, then you would have a maximum of 25% duplication from one source and therefore it would be fine, as an example.

‘According to Google, duplicate content is defined as, “substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar.” So certainly using too much quoted text from an external source might qualify as duplicate under Google’s definition. There are also copyright issues which must be taken into consideration.

‘Here, in no particular order, are some recommendations and best practices:

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‘How to Change the World examines how we can develop “social goods” and use them to create networks of progressive change. Classes will explore the meaning of “social goods” and then address the following topics: Poverty and Philanthropy; Climate Change and Sustainability; Women, Education and Social Change; Social Networks, Education and Activism. Each week will be structured along the following questions: 1. What do we know?  2. Why should we care? 3. What can we do?

‘At the end of the class students should have a clearer understanding of these global issues, and they should develop strategies for working with others to begin to address them. Our aim is simple and bold: to put together the facts, the energy and the actions to make a real difference in addressing some of the major problems confronting the world today…’
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770 Free Classic eBooks from UC Press
‘The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004. The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative. The collection is dynamic, with new titles being added over time.

‘Readers looking to see what the collection holds can browse by subject. The curators of the site have kindly provided a second browsing page that shows only the publicly accessible books, omitting any frustrating off-limits titles.

‘The collection’s strengths are in history (particularly American history and the history of California and the West); religion; literary studies; and international studies (with strong selections of Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies titles)…’
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