the specific kind of instance I was referring to relates to my own endorsements of others ... I know many of them through their work in film, television, events, media, entertainment etc ... very public profile industries ... so, if I have watched a movie which was directed by someone, or they did the costumes, special effects, or make-up, I do not need to know them personally to endorse them, as I have seen the end result ... and as a field of endeavour about which I know something, and hold a passionate interest, I know what to look for, and I know what I like ... hence, I do not need to know them personally, I only need to connect with them here on Linked In ...
You would be absolutely correct to suggest that the system is open to corruption, that is obvious ... I was merely pointing out that there are many valid ways to rationalise / justify the validity of an endorsement
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