social media

  • Master Google+

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Google launched Google+ last summer to save us all from Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is too much like shouting in a coffee shop, Google argued, and Facebook’s garden, large and beautiful as it may be, has walls that are too high and opaque—particularly to Google’s search bots.
  • Facebook gets fashionable: like counters placed on clothing hangers

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:30 am

    By now we're all pretty much used to seeing social media buttons (shameless plug: look above the headline) for every frivolous thing on the Web, from hot dogs to Cat Fancy. The Brazilian branch of the fashion retailer C&A is going one step further into real-world sharing by adding real-time Facebook "like" counters to its individual clothing items.
  • Google+ Hangouts On Air now offers live broadcasting for all

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Google+ is enabling live Hangouts broadcasting for all its users after the feature was available to a limited number of professional broadcasters. With Hangouts On Air, you can broadcast live video publicly from a Google+ stream, a YouTube channel or embed it on a website.
  • Gartner says half of enterprises are wasting money on social media

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Getting a positive return on investment from a social media campaign is about more than tracking the number of your Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's about linking the social strategy to measurable business objectives, according to Gartner, which says most businesses aren't doing this.
  • How to add organ donor status to Facebook

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Facebook launched a new profile feature that it hopes will solve the organ donation crisis. Here's how to sign up to be a donor and add it to your profile.
  • Location-based services: are they there yet?

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Mobile apps that use your location to offer services are no longer new. But are they truly useful to businesses? We look at Facebook, Foursquare, Google Latitude and Yelp to see how they're doing.
  • Facebook 'likes' could get you fired, and legal options are a challenge

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Facebook "likes" can possibly get you fired, and if you take your employer to court over the punishment you may have an uphill legal battle.
  • How to increase your Klout score

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Maybe you've never heard of Klout, the San Francisco-based startup founded in 2009 that purports to measure how influential users are across social networks. But that doesn't mean Klout hasn't heard of you: If you have a Twitter account, you have a Klout score.
  • Facebook unveils 'Action Links' to make app interaction smarter

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Facebook just made interacting with timelines, news feeds and tickers a little easier, thanks to a new feature the company is calling "Action Links." The links appear beside the "Like" and "Comment" areas at the base of each update and basically operate as context-sensitive ways of triggering an action that's unique per the app referenced by the update.
  • Give your e-mail signature a social media makeover

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:22 am

    When it comes to e-mail signatures, there are two schools of thought: "keep it simple," with little more than your name; and "make it count," meaning pack in every tidbit you possibly can.
  • What tech issues internal audit watches -- and where it falls short

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    Internal auditors are scrutinizing social media applications and cloud-based computing as they examine the costs and benefits of technology at companies, a new report says. And they consider these the two top business priorities requiring auditing skills.
  • Zynga shares pop on reported OMGPOP acquisition

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Social games maker Zynga has agreed to purchase rival OMGPOP for nearly $200 million, according to reports.
  • Top 5 business benefits of social enterprise tools

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    Organizations understand the benefits of social tools, but few are going beyond Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • IBM user group: 75% of companies aren't collecting social media information

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:51 am

    A recent survey of the IBM SHARE user group found just 25% of respondents were collecting data from social media networks for business purposes, though many more are apparently planning to do so in the near future.
  • When you tweet, the CIA listens

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    Documents obtained by privacy advocates reveal that Uncle Sam is monitoring social networks for people critical of the government. Can an enemies list be far behind?
  • Is social media toppling Rush Limbaugh?

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    In the past, Rush Limbaugh has survived one offensive comment after another because people have short memories. Social media is making his "slut" attack hard to forget, and damaging to his show's advertisers.
  • Seesmic Desktop manages more social networks than you knew existed

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:14 am

    If you're a social networker who's really, really social, you'll appreciate Seesmic Desktop 2. This social media manager offers support for more than 90 services, including everything from the basics like Facebook and Twitter to lesser-known offerings like Yammer and Stocktwits.
  • How CIOs can make time for social media

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

    How can I stay relevant in various social media channels without it taking up my whole day?
  • Is it already over for Google+?

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    New data from market research firm comScore shows users on Google+ spend just three minutes a month on the social networking site.
  • Video

    Whitepages previews social media caller ID app in Barcelona

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    The app is designed to keep abreast of your social circle without having to put in much effort, since recent Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin information is displayed whenever those contacts call or text.
  • Review

    Manage all your social media from HootSuite

    Posted February 18, 2012 - 8:29 am

    HootSuite is a Web-based service that offers a powerful set of tools for managing multiple social media accounts
  • 4 components of a social media governance model

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Even as social media presents unprecedented business opportunities for marketing, customer service, brand building and consumer relationships, many organizations are still struggling to embrace it for fear that it negatively effects worker productivity or puts the company at risk. A 2011 survey by Society for Human Resource Management reveals that 43% of businesses block access to social media on company-owned computers or handheld devices.
  • FBI says social media monitoring won't infringe privacy rights

    Posted February 14, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    The FBI said its proposed plans to monitor social media sites to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit.
  • Video

    The Future: Hipsters reflect on Social Media

    Posted February 10, 2012 - 11:37 am

    The following video ad for Social Media Week shows some interviews with people 50 years into the future, reflecting back on the "good old days" of social media. Hy-larious!
  • How to protect your online reputation

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    In the age of social media, it's important to protect your online reputation and image. Here are some tips to help make sure you protect yourself.
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