Social Networking

Enterprise social networking news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Facebook, Google launch data portability programs to all

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 9:18 pm

    Google and Facebook separately announced the general availability of their respective data portability programs on Thursday.
  • Fifteen jolly Christmas Facebook applications

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 5:23 pm

    Spread some festive cheer this month by adding a Christmas application to your Facebook profile.
  • In Mumbai, bloggers and Twitter offer help to relatives

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 6:50 pm

    In Mumbai terrorist attack, bloggers and Twitter users are helping relay information to worried relatives
  • Why you can't trust 'friends' on Facebook

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    If you're on Facebook, you've no doubt got a bunch of friends. And if you're like most Facebook users, you're certain those friends are exactly who they say they are. And you might be right. Or you could be wrong. They could be scammers posing as your friends.
  • Facebook wins spam suit

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:14 pm

    Facebook won a case against a spammer who was ordered to pay the social-networking giant $837 million in damages.
  • Facebook etiquette: Five dos and don'ts

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:02 pm

    In this day of gadgetry and near-constant contact via social networking, how can you avoid blunders that will deem you a thoughtless spouse, friend or colleague? Here are 5 tips for managing your Facebook profile.
  • Facebook app verification fee draws criticism

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    Facebook now gives its developers the option of submitting their applications for review to obtain a seal of approval, but some developers aren't thrilled with the program.
  • If You Can't Beat Consumer Apps, Why Fight Them?

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 1:13 pm

    If you've ever sat in front of your computer and wished that you could see your ugly enterprise software appear in Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook or iGoogle, WorkLight might be the startup vendor for you.
  • Review

    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part One

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:51 pm

    Google Presentation, Company Buzz,, and My Travel (by Tripit) are four free applications from LinkedIn aimed at boosting your productivity and sharing Web content. They have their proverbial pros and cons, but overall, they're a good start in bringing more interactive content to the world's largest business social network.
  • Cheap Facebook phone designed to attract the masses

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 11:32 am

    The INQ1 comes with built-in support for Facebook, Skype, and Windows Live Messenger as well as a low price tag.
  • Facebook mobile users triple this year

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 6:19 pm

    Facebook said that use of its mobile products has tripled since the beginning of the year and the popularity of some features has surprised the company.
  • Twitter for business: How to tap power of the tweet

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 5:30 pm

    If you put all of your ducks in a row, you can tap Twitter to be a direct link between your company, customers, clients and colleagues.
  • Facebook & Twitter: Making Money Takes Back Seat to Growth

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 10:47 pm

    Despite the economic downturn, making money is not a concern for two of the biggest players in the Web 2.0 consumer market.
  • Text Messaging, Facebook Can Get You in Legal Trouble

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 10:20 pm

    CIOs dealing with e-discovery in a Web 2.0 world must learn new ways to limit the cost, business disruption, legal liability and potential public embarrassment from what employees say and where they say it. You have to plan for how you will collect data when you don't control it.
  • Managing the Social-Networking Data Sieve

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 9:53 pm

    For CIOs trying to get a grip on social networking by employees, Tom Mighell, a lawyer and senior manager at Fios, an electronic-discovery consulting firm, offers some starting points.
  • Defrag 2008, A Social Networking Conference

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 5:38 pm

    Defrag 2008 was held in Denver last week. Defrag is a social networking conference that brings together innovators, businesses and investors for a couple of days of robust dialoging on the business value of social networking tools, what is available in the market and what is coming down the pipe. The last day of the Defrag conference did a smooth transition into the Denver-Boulder Technology MeetUp, which made for an immersive, intensive, educational experience on the state of social networking.
  • Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace talk platforms

    Posted November 8, 2008 - 9:56 pm

    Officials from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace talked about application platforms at the Web 2.0 Summit.
  • Zuckerberg doesn't lose sleep over $15B valuation

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 9:52 pm

    Facebook doesn't obsess over revenue, nor its $15 billion valuation, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
  • New LinkedIn apps: All work, no play

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:11 pm

    The launch of LinkedIn's applications platform on Tuesday indicates that the business-focused social networking site plans to proceed carefully with rolling out new technologies to its professional user base.
  • LinkedIn applications: Too little, too late

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:02 pm

    Wednesday's email brought an announcement of applications from LinkedIn. You may have had the same thought I did. So what?
  • Don't fire Facebook addicts, bosses told

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 11:11 am

    Rather than seeing your staff wasting time messaging, poking and sending virtual cocktails to their mates across the room via Facebook, bosses should encourage social networking among employees.
  • Friending Obama

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 8:31 pm

    When you take a close look at the traffic patterns within the Web 2.0-based community, the popularity gap between the two presidential candidates increases. Obama's favored by a 4-to-1 margin compared with the 2-to-1 margin when we looked at other Internet Web traffic trends.
  • Is underdog LinkedIn poised to beat flashy Facebook

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities of a tightening economy set in, it turns out LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, might be on track to build a more stable and immediately profitable business model that, unlike Facebook, doesn't rely solely on advertising and never-ending injections of venture capital.
  • Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube gain traction at work

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 11:02 am

    Use of social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube is widespread in business today, along with instant messaging, peer-to-peer file-sharing and media streaming, according to new research.
  • Qik tests video streaming service for BlackBerry phones

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:44 am

    BlackBerry users can now start streaming and sharing videos from their phones, social-networking company Qik announced on Sunday.

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