Planet13 - 8:38 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
By "syndicated content", do you mean RSS feeds and the like?
This probably includes posting articles that are also posted on dozens / hundreds of other sites.
"no-followed inbound links" - Hmm, back to the books ;-)
Yes, you need to learn about the nofollow tag.
Basically, you might want to get a link from another person's site, where they have lots of inbound links to their site. That is generally a good idea.
However, if the links that point to that other person's site (i.e., the site which you want to receive a link from) are nofollowed, then it will not pass Page Rank, and Page Rank is one of the key factors in getting your site to rank well.
click this links to go to youtube and see some of the Matt Cutts videos, click the See All link, and then search for nofollow:
Hope this helps.