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  • Social Network Etiquette: Introducing Yourself

    One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you "friend" or "connect" with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with whom you associate, in many ways, reflect upon you.

    Written by C.G. Lynch21 May 09 23:59
  • Twitter Tips: Three Ways To Deal With Twitter Spam

    As the amount of followers you have on Twitter increases, you might find yourself dealing with an increase in Twitter spam. Twitter spam derives from people who take advantage of you following them by sending you unwanted direct messages or merely by following you with the express intent of upping their follower count (meaning, they have no sincere interest in your tweets).

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 10:38
  • Salesforce Integrates Service Cloud with Twitter is working to integrate its Service Cloud customer-service platform with the popular messaging service Twitter, the company announced Monday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 May 09 15:39
  • Twitter Tips: TweetDeck App Gets You Organized, Automated

    If you finally caught up with Twitter and found out what all the fuss is about, you now might be wondering: what the heck is TweetDeck? In short, TweetDeck is a helpful, no-cost application that will help you get more from Twitter by sorting through messages more efficiently than the regular version of the service provided on Twitter's website.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 15:33
  • Twitter Tips: How To Search Twitter Smarter

    It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we miss important messages (or tweets) posted by colleagues, friends and family while we're away. As the list of people you follow on Twitter grows, the problem becomes more acute: hundreds of messages pass by and flow off the page before you've even had a chance to look at them.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 15:23
  • Twitter Tips: How And Why To Use Hashtags (#)

    Here's a look at how to utilize Hashtags to organize information that you contribute and consume on Twitter. As the tweets pile up, the extra time you take to thoughtfully categorize your tweets with a hashtag will help the greater Twitter community (and you individually) make the most of the service.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 15:16
  • Twitter Tips: How to Write Better Tweets

    Twitter's growing popularity has yielded one unusual result: It has exposed the frailty of writing skills in the business world. You can fudge bad writing in a 20-slide presentation, but not in a 140-character tweet. From abbreviation-laden tweets with no discernible value, to tweets that fail to compel followers to click through on a link, examples abound. The process of constructing a good Twitter message takes careful thought, time and analysis

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 13:59
  • Twitter Tips: How to Safely Blend the Personal and the Professional

    Twitter holds inherent value for both your personal and business life. As a business person, building a presence on Twitter helps you connect with customers and peers, and perhaps get feedback on your products and services. For your personal life, Twitter can create what social media experts call an "ambient awareness" for the people important to you in your life — while each message might not be hugely significant, taken in total people can piece together you as a person or at least see the things you value.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 13:49
  • LinkedIn Profiles: Avoid the 6 Most Common Mistakes

    In the midst of the recession, many job seekers have spent more time on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, customers and partners in an effort to land a new gig. Unfortunately, many people commit common errors in their LinkedIn profiles that cost them new opportunities, says Jason Alba, CEO of JibberJobber, a company that provides web-based tools for managing your job search.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 10:46
  • SelectMinds: When More Than Facebook Is Needed

    As companies continue to level job cuts across the enterprise, alumni networks have sprung up in all directions as former employees work with each other to find new job opportunities. But in many cases, people connect in a decentralized way, forming groups within consumer social networks such as LinkedIn or Facebook.

    Written by C.G. Lynch11 May 09 09:34
  • Twitter quitters just don't get it

    A Nielsen report this week revealed that Twitter has an uncanny knack for hemorrhaging users. In fact, some 60 percent of new users bail on the service within a month. For those of us who've been tweeting for a couple of years, this isn't exactly a shocker. Many longtime users have gone through that initial period of wondering what, if any, use Twitter might be. And maybe it's better for everyone if those who don't get it refrain from tweeting until they do.

    Written by Robert Strohmeyer30 April 09 09:25
  • Job Hunting 2.0: Get Social in a Down Economy

    When Judi Wunderlich was laid off from her managerial position at recruiting firm Aquent in early March, she spent little time looking for work on traditional job sites such as CareerBuilder, Craigslist, and Monster. Instead, she turned to social and business networking sites.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci28 April 09 10:12
  • Build a Better Online Persona: Four Steps

    Social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have enabled everyone to become instant publishers. As a result, the content attached to our names will continue to shape perceptions of us both professionally and personally.

    Written by C.G. Lynch29 April 09 09:05
  • Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects

    While Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks have been wildly popular with consumers, efforts to measure the technology's success for businesses have returned mixed results. In fact, recent research from the Burton Group indicates that business leaders have struggled to define best use cases, measure their success and chart returns on investment.

    Written by C.G. Lynch24 April 09 08:42