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  • Free LinkedIn for BlackBerry App Now Available

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Early this morning, business-oriented social-networking service LinkedIn took the wraps off its much-anticipated LinkedIn for BlackBerry mobile application.
  • Meet your new Facebook friend: Johnny Law

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    You say you've just gotten a friend request from someone with a square jaw, a buzz cut, and a flag pin on his lapel? Congratulations; the FBI is now your FBBFF.(That's Facebook Best Friend Forever, for the acronymically challenged.)
  • LinkedIn tips and tricks

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 8:33 am

    With over 60 million members in over 200 countries, LinkedIn is the social network for professionals. This collection of LinkedIn quick tips and tricks will help you take your profile and user experience to the next level.
  • Review

    Outlook Social Connector a worthwhile add-on

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Microsoft's just-released beta of the Outlook Social Connector aims to solve a formidable problem: How to retain Outlook's centrality when social networking sites and services such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have become increasingly important. It largely succeeds.
  • LinkedIn Lands In Microsoft Outlook

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    The social network for business professionals, LinkedIn, released a beta version of its Microsoft Outlook add-on Wednesday. LinkedIn Outlook Connector allows you to keep up to date with your LinkedIn connections, integrates their contact information into Outlook, and allows you to add new LinkedIn connections right from your desktop.
  • LinkedIn Quick Tip: How to Reorder Profile Sections

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    This new LinkedIn feature allows you to customize the display of your profile, enabling you to prioritize certain sections over others.
  • Travel App Gets LinkedIn Features; No Official LinkedIn App

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:18 pm

    LinkedIn users with BlackBerry smartphones are still waiting for an official LinkedIn for BlackBerry app--though that application is "coming soon," according to the company.
  • LinkedIn Quick Tip: Should You Upgrade to a Paid Account?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    Social networking service LinkedIn is free, but if you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you have access to additional features. What are the four top advantages in updating your account?
  • How Social Networking Works

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    In 2010, if you're on the Internet, you're almost certainly also on a social network. Have you ever wondered how they manage to keep you in contact with a few hundred of your closest friends in close to real time? Here's how they do it.
  • How to extract your LinkedIn, Facebook contacts

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 10:01 am

    It's hard to grow your social networks, but it's even harder to get your contacts out. Enter a Web service called OpenXchange.
  • Tweeting at the office: Have you checked your contract?

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 10:41 pm

    Hey you -- the developer sitting in that suburban cube farm, happily twittering away about going to lunch, the bug report you're filing, and that startup idea that's been bouncing around your head lately. We hate to break it to you, but the work contract that you signed gives your company ownership of those tweets ... not to mention any Facebook posts, LinkedIn profile updates, and YouTube videos that you may have worked on or uploaded from a work machine or over your company's network.
  • LinkedIn Bible: The Social Network Explained

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:00 pm

    Knowing how to interact with your LinkedIn connections isn't always as straightforward as it seems. Learn how to build a strong profile, manage your connections, practice polite LinkedIn etiquette, and more.
  • Social Network Etiquette: Introducing Yourself

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 10:42 am

    When it comes to social networking etiquette, the building block is having a consistent policy and then communicating it clearly to current and prospective contacts who connect with you on social networks, says Kirsten Dixson, a reputation management and online identity expert, who co-authored the book Career Distinction, Stand Out By Building Your Brand.
  • LinkedIn Profiles: Avoid the 6 Most Common Mistakes

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:05 am

    Many people commit common errors in their LinkedIn profiles that cost them job opportunities, says Jason Alba, CEO of JibberJobber, a company that provides web-based tools for managing your job search. Here's how to spot trouble in your profile and fix it.
  • Security Wisdom Watch: Who Gets Thumbs Up (and Down)?

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Much has happened in security circles this past month, from all the hoopla over Conficker to the ongoing economic bloodshed in the industry. Here are a few that stood out -- for better or worse.
  • Job hunting? Use social networks to make crucial connections

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:41 am

    LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can do much more than just let you blow off some steam.
  • Why privacy plays a part in social network's fiscal future

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:00 am

    As social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn strive to formulate sustainable business models built upon advertising or the selling of premium services, the biggest hurdle they face might rest within their users' increased awareness of online privacy.
  • How to raise your business profile online

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:15 am

    Social networking isn't without its pitfalls. If you're not sure of someone's motives - or that they are who they say they are, or know who they say they do - ignore them. But if you can make web-based networking work for you, you stand to gain on several levels. Here, we'll show you how.
  • LinkedIn Privacy Settings: What You Need to Know

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 9:58 am

    Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor. But if you leave the default settings in place, you might be surprised to know what information you make public on LinkedIn.
  • Security Pros Warm to Web 2.0 Access

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:38 am

    Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, once viewed as high-risk, productivity-sucking applications, seem to have wiggled their way into the hearts of security teams nationwide.
  • Your online reputation: Leveraging LinkedIn

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    IT pros concerned about their online reputations should focus on LinkedIn because of its high rank in Google search results. Here's how you can ensure your first online impression is a good one.
  • Survey: Twitterati Weigh In on the Future of Social Media

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 12:08 pm

    Abrams Research asked more than 200 social media founders, bloggers, journalists, entrepreneurs and "members of the Twitterati" from across the U.S. and Canada how social networks should be monetized; which social networks are most important to them; what the future for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks holds; and more. Here are some highlights.
  • LinkedIn Recommendations: Five Ways to Make The Most of Them

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Within your LinkedIn profile, recommendations, which you must seek out and approve from contacts of your choosing, give employers a fuller view of you as a direct report, boss, colleague, or client. But you can also do more harm than good with a LinkedIn recommendation.
  • Tweet to compete

    Posted February 18, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    You don't have to be on a social network 24 hours a day to enjoy the benefits. Keeping your profile up to date on LinkedIn, staying in touch with former colleagues on Facebook and jumping into the occasional conversation on Twitter is enough to build your social network persona and might find you that perfect hire for a job opening or provide the answer to a vexing question.
  • Using LinkedIn Company Profiles For Job Hunts, Networking

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    As the recession turns workers of all industries into job seekers, many users of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, have begun examining the service's free company profiles to see who recently joined (or left) organizations, prepare for interviews and learn about what skills particular employers value in prospective candidates.
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