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  • Dave Morin, Facebook Senior Platform Manager

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Dave Morin, senior platform manager at Facebook, has to manage many of the moving parts of the Facebook ecosystem. He and his team make affect all the developers, marketers and advertisers who have staked the future of their business on building applications and products on top of the platform.
  • Prepare to be socialized for profit!

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    The fast moving wave that is social computing swept through Davos on Thursday in a session titled "Organizing the Unorganizable: Social Computing and the Enterprise." The interactive workshop assembled such luminaries as Paulo Coehlo, Jim Schwartz, Michael Arrington, Robert Scoble, Jimmy Wales, Matt Cohler, and Reid Hoffman, among others.
  • New app deepens Salesforce-Facebook possibilities

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Appirio is releasing an application that enables Salesforce customers to tap Facebook for marketing and employee-hunting.
  • Hackers lurking in Obama's Web site

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    Hackers are posting links to Trojan download sites on the my.barackobama.com Web site.
  • LinkedIn Clamps Down On Super-Connected Users

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:08 am

    LinkedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even if they don't know each of the people personally. The group's strategy runs counter to LinkedIn's official policy, which states that LinkedIn members should only connect with people they know.
  • Twitter says purported White House account was a fake

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    For more than a year, an @TheWhiteHouse account on Twitter was used to dutifully send out more than 1,500 alerts about speeches, press briefings and other Bush administration news. The Twitter account's claim that it was officially sanctioned by the White House appeared believable, if only because it was so earnest - and boring.
  • Obama inauguration has Internet all aTwitter

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 6:16 pm

    The historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president had people flocking to social networking sites , like Twitter and Tumblr, to comment, share and take in the reaction of people around the world.
  • Social Networking Vendor Pays It Forward to the Unemployed

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 12:38 pm

    Socialtext, a Palo-Alto based vendor that builds social networking software for enterprises to use in-house, wants to do its part to pay some good will forward at recession time. The company has begun offering all its products for free to laid-off workers from any company that has trimmed 5 percent or more of its workforce in the past year. They can use the tool to form alumni networks to exchange information about job opportunities or start new companies.
  • Social Networking Vendor Pays It Forward to the Unemployed

    Posted January 18, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Socialtext, a Palo-Alto based vendor that builds social networking software for enterprises to use in-house, wants to do its part to pay some good will forward at recession time. The company has begun offering all its products for free to laid-off workers from any company that has trimmed 5 percent or more of its workforce in the past year. They can use the tool to form alumni networks to exchange information about job opportunities or start new companies.
  • IBM buying SaaS e-mail to bolster Bluehouse platform

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    IBM is planning to buy the SaaS email assets of Hong Kong-based Outblaze to help beef up its Bluehouse social-networking and collaboration platform.
  • Woman MySpaces revenge vandalism spree

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 11:44 am

    If someone angrily declares "you can't prove anything," it behooves said person not to take pictures of that-which-can't-be-proven and post them on MySpace.
  • Making Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Employers

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig. But career experts say your LinkedIn job-hunting efforts will all be for naught if you don't build your profile page properly and ensure that it is search-friendly for potential employers and recruiters.
  • 12 CIOs who Twitter

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    Here's a quick rundown -- in no particular order -- of a handful of CIOs and IT VPs we uncovered who Twitter regularly. Those most active seem to be in the healthcare, government and education fields. We'll do a sequel when we come up with more.
  • Would you cut off 10 Facebook friends for a Whopper?

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Burger King this week launched an application called the Whopper Sacrifice that rewards Facebook users who delete 10 of their online friends with a coupon for a free Whopper burger.
  • Social networks link terrorists

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    A new breed of cyberterrorists are using online forums to recruit people who support Al-Qaeda, creating global networks of would-be terrorists.
  • Social networking, ROI, pricing among '09 CRM trends

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    Big changes are coming to the CRM (customer relationship management) application market this year, with significant financial, strategic and technical implications for customers, say analysts who track the space.
  • The top underreported tech stories of 2008

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    There's a huge amount of noise out there, and it often obscures the quiet little stories that could help IT work more efficiently and more profitably. Here are seven important IT stories that you might have missed in 2008.
  • Social networking security: Protect yourself

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:58 am

    If you're wading in the social networking pool, revisiting some core security principles can protect you from spammers and other characters on Facebook who can ruin your computer or identity.
  • NewsGator sharpens enterprise social network product

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    NewsGator has enhanced its Social Sites enterprise social-networking software with Facebook-like activity stream notifications and improved search functionality.
  • Social networks change the online retail game

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    Tips for adding a social networking component to your online retail store.
  • LinkedIn's Most Unusual Members: Meet The Super-Connected

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    LinkedIn's main slogan is "Relationships Matter." This cuts to the core of the social network's philosophy and the way it designed the site: connect with people you know. But the steady emergence of LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), an increasingly significant group of LinkedIn users who accept the majority of invitations to connect on LinkedIn, no matter whether they know the person or not, has implications for LinkedIn, its user base and the future of social networks in general.
  • Review

    INQ1 Facebook Phone for Mobile Social Networking

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 1:29 am

    A new manufacturer has entered the UK mobile phones market with a bang, INQ have teamed up with the dedicated 3G network 3 Mobile to release the INQ1 Facebook mobile phone, an exclusive social networking focussed handset that will keep users in touch with their friends pictures and status updates on Facebook whilst they are out and about.
  • LinkedIn Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:35 am

    One key to good LinkedIn etiquette, says reputation management and online identity expert, Kirsten Dixson, is 'what goes around comes around.' If you go and write a good recommendation for a colleague, odds are someone will do the same for you in the future.
  • Review

    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part Two

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:04 am

    LinkedIn's getting down to business with a platform of free apps. Here's a hands-on look at what those apps can do for you.
  • SugarCRM adds hooks to cloud data services

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

    SugarCRM now offers the ability to plug in third-party data sources from LinkedIn and elsewhere.
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