LinkedIn: the future of global university rankings?

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Much has been debated and researched about the uses and abuses of university rankings. Ellen Hazelkorn, author of Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education, says that: ‘Rankings serve some good, but they create a lot of perverse incentives’ …” (more)

[Rahul Choudaha, University World News, 8 May]

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Linkedin Endorsements

Posted in Life on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A few times a week I get messages from Linkedin that So-And-So has ‘endorsed’ me for a particular skill. While this is nice to get (and thank you to those who have taken the time to do so), I’m not sure how valuable they actually are …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 8 April]

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LinkedIn adds university section to entice students

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2013 by steve

“Professional networking site LinkedIn has changed its user agreement and added a university section as it tries to entice younger users to the service …” (more)

[Ciara O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 August]

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LinkedIn eyes future as professional publishing hub

Posted in Life on February 9th, 2013 by steve

“LinkedIn spent much of 2012 transforming itself into a place where workers could stay and play a while – a strategy that paid off handsomely …” (more)

[Jennifer Van Grove, CNET News, 7 February]

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LinkedIn may face privacy probe

Posted in Legal issues on June 7th, 2012 by steve

“Professional networking website LinkedIn may be investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office after some user passwords were compromised in a security breach …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 June]

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10 (or so) of the worst passwords exposed by the LinkedIn hack

Posted in Life on June 6th, 2012 by steve

“‘12345? That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life. That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage.’ Or, apparently, on LinkedIn …” (more)

[Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 6 June]

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