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  • How to hire a social media specialist

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 8:59 pm

    As more businesses continue to increase their presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks, social media jobs, too, are predicted to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social media jobs will jump by 21 percent in 2013. That's a lot of hiring.
  • What the heck is Yammer?

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Social media professionals have no doubt heard about Yammer, the corporate-friendly social media darling that Microsoft snapped up in June for a cool $1.2 billion in cash. But do you really know what Yammer does, or more importantly, what Yammer promises it can do for your business?
  • Game's over for Zynga

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 11:10 am

    If social games maker Zynga can't monetize mobile users, it's doomed. And it won't be able to.
  • Can Big Data solve the Olympics' Twitter problem?

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    The Olympics are showcasing the thrill of victory and the agony of the tweet.
  • 2012 London Olympics: Your complete social media guide

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    As the 2012 Olympics kick off today, don't rely solely on the TV broadcasts to enjoy the festivities: Thanks to social media, there are plenty of alternative, real-time outlets to get your fill of Olympic coverage.
  • TD Bank gets social, cashes in on IT-business teamwork

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Five years ago, TD Bank Group recognized that social media was on the brink of becoming big. "We knew social would be creeping into the workforce and we wanted to be ahead of it," says Wendy Arnott, vice president of social media and digital communication. The question was how to go about it.
  • The 10 commandments of social media etiquette

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:05 am

    These days, social media is a bit of a wild, wild West: While most of us understand the basic etiquette of real-world interactions, we've yet to reach a consensus on what behaviors are acceptable--and what behaviors are not--in our virtual lives.
  • There's no loyalty on the Internet (and why should there be?)

    Posted July 13, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    One can speculate about the precise reasons for Digg's demise, but the real reason so many people abandoned the social-media site is simply because they could.
  • In effort to save Belfast dog, supporters light up Facebook, Twitter

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Although Lennox, the dog at the center of a global animal rights battle, was put to death on Wednesday, social networks proved to be a massive weapon for protestors.
  • How to be an IT social media star

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Social-savvy IT executives weigh in on how they use social media to connect with employees and improve company operations -- and how you can do the same.
  • Facebook finally lets your edit your comments anytime

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:40 am

    If you every made a typo in a comment on Facebook, you can now go back and fix it. The social network has started rolling out a feature where you can edit your comments on posts and view the edit history, something that should arrive for most users over the coming days.
  • Another crook caught because of posting on Facebook

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Yet another criminal has managed to get himself caught after posting on Facebook.
  • 7 steps to social media stardom

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Social media is taking up more and more of our time, both at home and work. Many enterprises have even started to treat social media tools as mission-critical, meaning that if you don't start mastering them, your lack of knowledge could impede your career.
  • Social media sites lead the way for security, privacy best practices

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    How do your Websites stack up when it comes to consumer security and privacy protections? On the whole, when it comes to security and privacy best practices, social media sites are leading the way, while sites operated by banks and the U.S. government are lagging.
  • 5 tips for using Facebook's new promoted posts

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:54 am

    If your business' Facebook Page has more than 400 likes, you now have the option to try a new advertising feature called "Promoted Posts." The button, which you'll find at the bottom of the status update box, lets you select a budget and will generate an estimated reach of that post.
  • First look: Airtime video chat service for Facebook

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:45 am

    I just took Airtime, the new video chat service from start-up stars Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, for a spin on Tuesday, its first day of general availability. My first impressions: It works fine, though I'm not sure I'll get addicted to it.
  • Make Google+ Hangouts your new meeting room

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Google+ may not have taken the social networking world by storm the way Google hoped, but it does offer useful tools for the workplace and project-oriented groups. Hangouts, the company’s online video chat technology, offers a simple way for people to get together and meet, no external software required. The video service also integrates with Google's other free tools, so that you can talk while working together on a Google Doc or share your screen to troubleshoot a problem.
  • Lawmakers press Facebook about adding under-13 users

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:16 am

    Two lawmakers were quick to press Facebook about reports that the company may permit children younger than 13 to join the site.
  • Analyst predicts Facebook will 'disappear' in 5 to 8 years

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Facebook could be a has-been within a few years, according to one analyst. Others aren't as certain that will happen, but they agreed that how the company handles mobile users will be key to its fate.
  • 5 questions on social business

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Making the leap into social business isn't easy for any organization. So we like to ask our colleagues in the field for their insights from time to time. This week, we pose five tough questions to Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim, co-authors of Social Business By Design.
  • Facebook vs. porn: a pocket history

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:35 am

    It shouldn't surprise anyone that an online service with more than 900 million members will attract some attention from the porn industry, as Facebook has through the years. That attention has spurred the social network to fight smut peddlers in court, with mixed results. Here's a brief history of Facebook's legal battles with the XXX set.
  • Facebook vs Google: by the numbers

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:35 am

    With the world's largest social networking website, Facebook, going public it is quite obvious that comparisons with Google will crop up. We have collated some figures and here is a list of numbers comparing the two giants.
  • Are CEOs getting the social media thing?

    Posted May 25, 2012 - 7:13 am

    IBM says a study it did of some 1,700 Chief Executive Officers worldwide found that many indeed - or should be -- grasping social media as a key enabler of collaboration and innovation.
  • How to make your viral video go 'Kony2012' crazy

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Anyone who has spent time trolling social networks, reading a newspaper or just browsing the Internet recently has probably heard of Kony 2012, the mega-viral cause, marketing video that seemed to pop up out of nowhere and captured the attention of millions.
  • Social media bring business, but add security quagmire

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Social media -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so forth -- has become a way of life for companies and their employees to interact with the public, but beating back the fraudsters that try to prey on customers, not to mention keeping employees from spilling sensitive data, is becoming a full-time job for many.
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