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LINKEDIN outline

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For this topic I choose to teach our San Jose State college students the benefits from making a Linkedin account. This project will identify what Linkedin is, when it first started out, and why it can have such a positive impact on your life. 

Course Sources:


Theory Workshop #3 Information and Networks

Theory Workshop #6 Information and News


Pew Studies:       


Lenhart, A. (2010, Febuary 3). Social Media & Young Adults Retrieved from:



Lenhart, A. (2010, August 27).  Older Adults and Social Media. Retrieved from:  http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Older-Adults-and-Social-Media/Report/Findings.aspx


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Scholarly Source:

Golbeck, J (2007, November 5) The dynamics of Web-based social networks: Membership, relationships, and change. Vol 12 Number 11


Social networks on the Web are growing dramatically in size and number. The huge popularity of sites like MySpace, Facebook, and others has drawn in hundreds of millions of users, and the attention of scientists and the media. The public accessibility of Web–based social networks offers great promise for researchers interested in studying the behavior of users and how to integrate social information into applications. However, to do that effectively, it is necessary to understand how networks grow and change. Over a two–year period we have collected data on every social network we could identify, and we also gathered daily information on thirteen networks over a 47–day period. In this article, we present the first comprehensive survey of Web–based social networks, followed by an analysis of membership and relationship dynamics within them. From our analysis of these data, we present several conclusions on how users behave in social networks, and what network features correlate with that behavior.

Clark, L., & Roberts, S. (2010). Employer. Journal of Business Ethics95(4), Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/n5gm8723rt8125hh/ doi: 507-525, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0436-y

The Internet has drastically changed how people interact, communicate, conduct business, seek jobs, find partners, and shop. Millions of people are using social networking sites to connect with others, and employers are using these sites as a source of background information on job applicants. Employers report making decisions not to hire people based on the information posted on social networking sites. Few employers have policies in place to govern when and how these online character checks should be used and how to ensure that the information viewed is accurate. In this article, we explore how these inexpensive, informal online character checks are harmful to society. Guidance is provided to employers on when and how to use these sites in a socially responsible manner.


 Skeels, M., & Grudin, J. (2009). When social networks cross boundaries: a case study of workplace use of facebook and linkedin . Manuscript submitted for publication, Biomedical & Health Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Retrieved from http://www.meredithskeels.com/skeels_group2009.pdf

The use of social networking software by professionals is increasing dramatically. How it is used, whether it enhances or reduces productivity, and how enterprise-friendly design and use might evolve are open questions. We examine attitudes and behaviors in a large, technologically-savvy organization through a broad survey and thirty focused interviews. We find extensive social and work uses, with complex patterns that differ with software system and networker age. Tensions arise when use spans social groups and the organization’s firewall. Although use is predominantly to support weak ties whose contribution to productivity can be difficult to prove, we anticipate rapid uptake of social networking technology by organizations. 

Kelsey, T. (2010) Using LinkedIn to Strengthen Your Career Support Network

Social Networking Spaces 2010, 351-374, DOI:10.1007/978-1-4302-2597-3_13

Retrieved from: http://www.springerlink.com/content/n716k1586n881462/

This book demonstrates all of the positive ways Linkedin can help your future. With millions of people using Linkedin, it is a great way to access jobs and find out what is available to you.


Non-Scholarly Source:


Lenhart, A. (2010, Febuary 3). Social Media & Young Adults Retrieved from:



Snyder, C. (2008, December 9). Social Networking Patents Could Turn Friendster into Foe Retrieved from: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2008/12/social-networki/


Tweney, D. (2007, November 1) Google Aims To Break Open The Closed World Of Social Networking Retrieved from: http://www.wired.com/software/webservices/news/2007/11/open_social



Computer World Staff (2010, June 16) Lawsuits Posits Social Network Connects

Are a Noncompete Violation Retrieved from:http://www.wired.com/epicenter/tag/linkedin/






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzM http://learn.linkedin.com/videos/ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/LinkedIn-Corp#


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