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  • Ten of the world's strangest social networks

    If you crave advice on sculpting the perfect mustache, revel in the dark and mysterious world of vampires or seek a divorce from your partner, yes, there's a social network for that. Here are 10 weird and truly niche social networking sites that strive to bring together some unusual birds of a feather.

    Written by CIO Staff24 Feb. 10 07:48
  • launches private beta for Chatter on Wednesday announced a private beta program for Chatter, the enterprise collaboration platform first announced last year, positioning it as an alternative to Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 Feb. 10 08:21
  • Report: Google to make Gmail more social

    Google plans to tweak Gmail to make it easier for its users to post and share status updates, in an attempt to inject the Web mail service with social-networking capabilities popularized by Twitter and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez09 Feb. 10 07:02
  • Managing Your Reputation Online: 5 Essential Tools

    You must monitor what people are saying about you in order to keep your reputation online intact. These five free tools will help you stay up to date whenever you're mentioned.

    Written by Kristin Burnham29 Jan. 10 05:21
  • SharePoint 2010 overkill for some, Forrester says

    Despite platform improvements coming in Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 server, the software is likely to be overkill for users seeking to meet isolated and specific requirements, according to a study by Forrester Research.

    Written by John Fontana28 Jan. 10 03:53
  • Zuckerberg Comments Underscore Internet/Privacy Conflict

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg added fuel to the ongoing privacy debate with recent statements that users no longer care about privacy. While the statement itself may be a little simplistic, the sentiment may be accurate and the success of Facebook is evidence to back up Zuckerberg's assertion.

    Written by Tony Bradley12 Jan. 10 10:03
  • Social media marketing: 5 must-read books

    When the Internet arrived for mass public consumption in the mid-'90s, a whole new world of advertising to and communicating with customers and potential customers cracked open its gates. Companies of all sizes began creating Web sites and putting their products online; some companies, such as and, existed only on the Web.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss28 Dec. 09 22:15
  • Aussie Startup plugs in Mono to Active Directory

    An Australian tech startup has filled a missing piece of the open source Mono .Net application environment by integrating it with Microsoft's Active Directory server.

    Written by Rodney Gedda10 Dec. 09 14:10
  • Social network and banking scams are on the rise, says Cisco

    What do phishing, instant messaging malware, DDoS attacks and 419 scams have in common? According to Cisco Systems, they're all has-been cybercrimes that were supplanted by slicker, more menacing forms of cybercrime over the past year.

    Written by Robert McMillan09 Dec. 09 08:17
  • HP user group Connect looks online for growth

    The board of directors of the HP user group Connect were able to look back at a year of accomplishment and ahead to one of further growth as they met here last month for their annual meeting.

    Written by Jamie Eckle09 Dec. 09 00:17