Stories by C.G. Lynch

Blog: Yahoo Updates -- New Round in Web Single Sign-On War

The competition to be the best stop for single sign-on technology and an enabler of data portability took another interesting turn today with the launch of Yahoo! Updates, a service that lets people log into participating Web sites with their Yahoo accounts and stream content back to key channels across Yahoo properties, such as Yahoo Mail or My Yahoo (personalized web pages).

Written by C.G. Lynch05 March 09 15:15

Twitter Tips: How to Use Twitter to Job Hunt

If you're just using LinkedIn to job hunt, you're missing out on the power of Twitter. Here's expert advice on how to tweet your way to new contacts and opportunities.

Written by C.G. Lynch04 March 09 09:07

Blog: Your Brain on Facebook: Self-Centered and Easily Distracted

There's been flurry of debate about what effect social technologies such as Facebook and Twitter will have on our brains. Does it shorten attention spans? Does it make us more narcissistic? While social media evangelists are loath to admit it, the answer to both those questions is most certainly yes. But the adverse effects of social technology will pale in comparison to how much television has polluted our brains.

Written by C.G. Lynch27 Feb. 09 11:35

Three Great New Gmail Add-ons: Offline Gmail and More

We'll guide you through the ins and outs of three Gmail add-ons that make Google's Web-based e-mail more flexible and efficient. And yes, one solves the dreaded airplane problem.

Written by C.G. Lynch23 Feb. 09 09:59

Twitter: How to Get Started Guide for Business People

Don't understand what all the Twitter fuss is about or why you might want to use this social networking tool? You're not alone, but you may be missing out on useful information and professional connections. Check out our quick and easy guide on how and why to get started with Twitter.

Written by C.G. Lynch20 Feb. 09 10:22

LinkedIn Recommendations: Five Ways to Make The Most of Them

As potential employers or recruiters peruse your work experience on LinkedIn, recommendations from past and present colleagues can be one of the most helpful features to help communicate your value. Here's five tips for doing the most good for yourself with LinkedIn recommendations.

Written by C.G. Lynch20 Feb. 09 09:10

Blog: Why (Most) Facebook Users Don't Care About Privacy

Whenever a privacy issue arises in the Facebook landscape, it only draws the ire of a loud minority, comprised of the media that covers Facebook and a couple privacy organizations. But eventually, most Facebook users forget, and that is if they ever learned of the incident in the first place. I don't expect the changes Facebook recently made to its terms of service to be any different.

Written by C.G. Lynch19 Feb. 09 11:28

Q&A: Dave Morin, Facebook Senior Platform Manager, on Facebook Connect and the Future

Dave Morin, senior platform manager at Facebook, has to manage many of the moving parts of the Facebook ecosystem. The decisions he and his team make affect all the developers, marketers and advertisers who have staked the future of their business on building applications and products on top of the platform.

Written by C.G. Lynch18 Feb. 09 09:43

Using LinkedIn Company Profiles For Job Hunts, Networking

Company profile pages on LinkedIn can help you tune into a company's comings and goings, executive relationships, key business facts, and more. Here's how to search and use LinkedIn Company Profiles to your best advantage.

Written by C.G. Lynch17 Feb. 09 10:42

Twitter Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

Like any social network, the Twitter community has its own set of unwritten guidelines - or etiquette - that dictates good (or bad) behavior on the service. Some people call it Twittequette.

Written by C.G. Lynch12 Feb. 09 10:36

LinkedIn Clamps Down On Super-Connected Users

LinkedIn has imposed new restrictions on the number of connections any one person can have, say members of the LinkedIn open networkers, a controversial group that accepts almost all LinkedIn connection requests. The group appears to be walking an increasingly fine line with the social network.

Written by C.G. Lynch21 Jan. 09 08:52

Improve Your Facebook Profile by Playing it Smart

While it claims its roots in dorm rooms, Facebook has become a diverse place, like it or not. With 150 million users, the social networking site claims those people 30 years old or older as its fastest-growing age demographic. More than half of Facebook's users now are outside college. With the diversifying user base comes more complex Friend lists - a reality that presents opportunities and dangers as you blend your work and personal contacts in one place.

Written by C.G. Lynch15 Jan. 09 09:47

Blog: Would You Pay for Facebook?

I like Facebook so much that I'd pay for it someday. I came to this conclusion mainly out of concern and the nagging persistence of facts. I've been dogged by the hackneyed, frequently asked question: how will Facebook (and social networks like it) make money? For all the pontificating and analysis, still, nobody has the answer.

Written by C.G. Lynch17 Dec. 08 12:47

LinkedIn's Most Unusual Members: Meet The Super-Connected

LinkedIn open networkers, or LIONs, accept almost all LinkedIn connection requests and introduce strangers out of good will. Here's a look at this controversial group and its approximately 16,000 members who'd like to be known as the saints of social networking, but are sometimes called spammers.

Written by C.G. Lynch15 Dec. 08 08:23

Blog: Facebook Is Moving Out of the Campus and Into the Office

Recent statistics from O'Reilly Media indicate that Facebook's age demographic in North America continues to trend older. As a result, the world's largest social network could take on a more professional feel during the next couple years, as people become more interested in trading ideas and business leads instead of virtual cupcakes.

Written by C.G. Lynch15 Dec. 08 11:28