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  • 5 Ways to Get More from LinkedIn in 2010

    As the economy plummeted in 2009, LinkedIn's popularity skyrocketed. LinkedIn grew to more than 53 million members and announced partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and Twitter. If you're on the hunt for a new job-or just looking to ramp up your activity and connections-start the new year off right with these five tips to help you get more from the business networking service.

    Written by Kristin Burnham14 Dec. 09 05:23
  • 2010's New Software Star: 'Socialytic' Business Apps

    What's next for the ever-evolving and consolidating enterprise applications market in 2010? The rise of next-generation "socialytic" apps that fuse business apps with analytics and social and collaboration software.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum07 Dec. 09 07:34
  • Twitter Alternatives That Are All Business

    When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result, a number of microblogging applications for the enterprise--Twitter alternatives that do just a bit more--have surfaced.

    Written by Kristin Burnham04 Dec. 09 05:36
  • 7 Tips for Job Seekers During the Holidays

    "We're coming up on the best five weeks of networking for the entire year, from Thanksgiving to New Year's," says Dave Sherman, an author, motivational speaker and master networker. "Everyone says there's never any business during the last five weeks of the year, but it's a gold mine for networking because you get invited to so many parties."

    Written by Meridith Levinson02 Dec. 09 08:05
  • Facebook Tips: Staying Safe While Using Games and Apps

    If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to remove deceiving mobile subscriptions and "scammy" offers that lure players to register for services in exchange for game currency, which helps players to advance in the game.

    Written by Kristin Burnham13 Nov. 09 10:34
  • Coping With Social Media Burnout

    Jack MacKay, CIO of the American Medical Association (AMA), acknowledges he's "slow to adopt" social media tools, but he has opened Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to "at least become knowledgeable in the areas." Maintaining a presence on these sites has proved more difficult.

    Written by Kristin Burnham13 Nov. 09 09:07
  • Twitter, LinkedIn Get Together: How to Get Started

    LinkedIn and Twitter announced a partnership on Monday that will allow you to tweet your LinkedIn status or stream your tweets to your LinkedIn profile. Twitter cofounder Biz Stone called called this "bringing the peanut butter and the chocolate together to make the perfect combination."

    Written by Kristin Burnham11 Nov. 09 09:24
  • Why Even CIOs Need Smart Friends

    When my editor called to ask why my column was late, I said, "Column? What column?" With limited time to produce a draft, I rushed to my CIO network in search of help. Within 48 hours, I was the grateful recipient of a wealth of information from successful CIOs about their approach to relationship building.

    Written by Martha Heller30 Oct. 09 08:35
  • Jive links enterprise social-networking product, CMS tools

    Jive Software will begin to deliver later this quarter new modules to link its flagship Social Business Software (SBS) enterprise social-networking product with leading content management systems (CMS) from other vendors.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez07 Oct. 09 01:46
  • Facebook, Twitter provide sensitive info for criminals

    Social networking services like Facebook and Twitter foster a false sense of security and lead users to share information which can be used by cybercriminals and social engineers. The very concept of social networking is based on connecting and sharing, but with who?

    Written by Tony Bradley28 Aug. 09 06:48
  • Facebook apps all grown up: four to watch

    Although it got its start by enabling people to throw virtual pies at each other and turn themselves into vampires and werewolves, the Facebook ecosystem is growing up before our very eyes.

    Written by C.G. Lynch04 Sept. 09 05:25
  • Expand your brand

    At first glance, social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter may seem like a great way for CIOs to waste a very precious commodity: your time. Maybe you've resisted because you're worried about exposing too much of your personal life--or just don't get what the big deal is.

    Written by Kristin Burnham28 Aug. 09 09:03
  • Twitter Tips: Seesmic Desktop an alternative to TweetDeck

    Although TweetDeck remains one of the most popular desktop applications for Twitter, Seesmic Desktop has provided users with an alternative. It touts many similar features, including the ability to group certain followers into their own tidy window panes, multi-account management and integration with Facebook. Also like TweetDeck, Seesmic runs on Adobe AIR, which allows you to run Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) on your desktop.

    Written by C.G. Lynch26 Aug. 09 02:56