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LinkedIn will allow researchers to mine its data

admin October 16, 2018 0

The company is calling for academics to submit project ideas in three broad areas: analytics, economics and artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock.com/Indypendenz)

Once upon a time, Facebook Inc. allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Now LinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft Corp., says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers.

But this time the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, said it’s putting controls in place to protect user privacy.

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LinkedIn reveals buzzwords most overused by Indonesian professionals

admin September 28, 2018 0

According to LinkedIn's data, the words were frequently used because most of the professionals were trying to highlight their specific skills and leadership abilities. (Shutterstock/-)

“Specialized” and “leadership” were named the two most overused buzzwords written by Indonesian professionals on their profiles in 2016, according to business and employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn.

According to LinkedIn’s data, the words were frequently used because most of the professionals were trying to highlight their specific skills and leadership abilities.

The company’s senior director and head of corporate communications for the Asia-Pacific region, Roger Pua, said in a press release that business professionals needed to make sure that their achievements and skills are reflected in the LinkedIn profiles. “While words may be an easier way to describe you, they may not be effective in bringing you to life as a professional, especially since everyone is using the same buzzwords,” he said.

 

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Greater Jakarta ranked fourth most connected city on LinkedIn

admin September 26, 2018 0

Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city across the globe. (Shutterstock/-)

Business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn announced on Tuesday that it had 500 million users worldwide.

Among the 500 million users, LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via telephone that there were more than 8 million LinkedIn users in Indonesia.

 

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The disappearing jobs of yesterday

admin September 13, 2018 0

Street clerk Candelaria Pinilla,63, types a letter on her typewriter, in front of the district taxing office in Bogota, on April 9, 2018 Street clerks are experts in filling out forms, documents and even in typing letters, to help their clients with paperwork. (AFP/Luis Acosta)

Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.

– The last street clerks of Bogota –

Inserting a blank sheet into her Remington Sperry, Candelaria Pinilla de Gomez starts typing. One of Bogota’s street clerks, she has spent the last 40 years typing up countless thousands of documents.

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Six ways to handle stress at office and stay productive

admin August 13, 2018 0

Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. (Shutterstock/File)

Facing various pressures at the office could lead to stress, which in turn may affect work and reduce performance.

Kompas.com has listed six strategies to handle work-related stress.

Divert your thoughts when stress levels begin to rise

Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. With a little distraction, thoughts on a difficult situation could be halted. After a little distance, hopefully your mind is clearer upon returning to those pressing tasks and thoughts.

It is not recommended to force yourself to constantly think too hard at work if it makes you even more stressed out. Fill some spare time with things that you like and unwind, whether by reading funny articles, drawing or writing to relieve some tension.

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How stress affects your brain, and how to calm down

admin August 10, 2018 0

Experts believe certain activities—including exercise—can offset the response to stress set in motion by the brain, and minimize neural damage. (Shutterstock/File)

Myriad physical and emotional disorders have been linked to the incidence of stress.

Read below to learn how stress impacts your brain, and what you can do to reduce stress as compiled by Reader’s Digest.

Effects of stress

Your brain doesn’t learn as well

Neurons develop from neural stem sells in the hippocampus, a structure vital for learning and memory. Under chronic stress, these stem cells undergo an alternate differentiation pathway, forming oligodendrocytes, which coat existing neutrons with an insulting material known as myelin.

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Overtime work can cause severe depression: Study

admin August 6, 2018 0

Working overtime for long periods of time causes our bodies to release stress hormones called cortisol. (Shutterstock/File)

A six-year study conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and London University suggested that long hours of overtime work not only causes our bodies to become tired but also can cause depression.

The findings showed that those who work more than 11 hours are 2 1/2 times more susceptible to displaying symptoms of severe depression compared to those who work 7 to 8 hours a day.

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Twitter may cut hundreds of jobs this week

admin August 3, 2018 0

Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but all later withdrew. (Shutterstock.com/Maxxa Satori)

Twitter Inc. reportedly plans to dismiss around 8 percent or 300 of its employees amid slow growth.

Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but all later withdrew.

As reported by Bloomberg, the plans have not been fixed, however, Twitter’s stock price fell to near its lowest level this year despite it garnering 313 million more active users or up 3 percent from last year.

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Decreasing stress, increasing skills: Very good reasons to read regularly

admin July 30, 2018 0

Reading has many physical and psychological benefits, including reducing your overall stress. (Shutterstock/File)

Whether a paperback, a newspaper or e-book, reading has been proven to be beneficial in many ways in addition to making you more empathetic. Here are some good reasons to read regularly, as compiled by kompas.com:

Keeps brain active

A 2001 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States revealed that reading, along with playing chess and solving jigsaw puzzles, will challenge you mentally by keeping your brain …

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LinkedIn wants to help fresh graduates find dream job

admin July 27, 2018 0

First job matters as they provide an opportunity for fresh graduates to build networks, get access to their dream job and meet their first mentor. (Shutterstock/-)

A first job is not only about the paycheck or the experience to be added to a resume.

LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand said first job mattered as they provided an opportunity for fresh graduates to build networks, get access to their dream job and meet their first mentor.

Realizing its importance, the business and employment-oriented social networking platform launched a program called LinkedIn …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/21/linkedin-wants-to-help-fresh-graduates-find-dream-job.html

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