Social Networking

Enterprise social networking news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Presidential debate lights up Twitter, social nets

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 7:38 am

    The first presidential debate lit up social networks Wednesday night, even staggering Twitter throughout the one-and-a-half-hour debate.
  • What comes next as Facebook and Twitter slowly die?

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:19 am

    You'd think with millions of users logging in to the services every day and hanging out for astounding amounts of time it wouldn't be too hard to make bank, but Facebook is struggling to be profitable and the company's share price reflects this.
  • unveils Social Key, Chatter communities, Marketing Cloud

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 8:10 am on Wednesday is set to unveil a series of products for mobile computing, social collaboration, social analytics and marketing during the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
  • Google+ hits milestone -- 100M active monthly users

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    Answering critics who said Google+ was among the walking dead, Google this week announced that it has some 100 million active users among the 400 million that have signed up for the social network that turned a year-old in June.
  • How to add a cover photo to Twitter

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    Twitter announced several new features today, including new mobile versions and an updated profile page that features a header photo. Here's how you can upload one.
  • California Prop 30 puts new social influence website to the test

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    A new website launched by UC Berkeley to measure social networking influence's role in spreading knowledge will use California Proposition 30 as its first test case.
  • 16 free and great Google Nexus 7 apps

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Load up your Nexus 7 tablet with these great free apps for entertainment, social networking, remote access, IM, sports, gaming, and more
  • 'Lazy' employees can fix your social woes, says Yammer co-founder

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 10:16 am

    If your organization's social media initiatives have fizzled more than fostered debate, don't despair: yours isn't the only one. Social media has taken the mainstream by storm, but its adoption in the business world has been more uneven. Why is the road to better internal discussion often so rocky?
  • Career Watch: New ways to find a job

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    Most jobs available today in the U.S. are posted to social networking sites; and the 'eHarmony of jobs.'
  • Will Branch fit into crowded social networking world?

    Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    The social networking world may be a busy place with users loyal to their favorite sites, but Josh Miller, a co-founder of Branch, says the new network should fit right in.
  • When it comes to social networks, it's not all about you

    Posted August 14, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Don't listen to the songs or pay attention to the sassy, meme-y images floating around Facebook; when it comes to chatting people up with your business's social media accounts, it's definitely not all about you.
  • Pinterest is (finally) open for business

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Virtual pinboard site Pinterest has finally ditched its invitation-only status, and has opened its doors to, well, the Internet. Now anyone and everyone can start pinning away, after they sign up for a Pinterest account using their Facebook account, Twitter account, or email address.
  • 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?
  • Yammer lets organizations measure emotions in enterprise social networks

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    Yammer is adding functionality to its cloud-based enterprise social networking (ESN) software that lets organizations gauge the types of emotions expressed in employee posts.
  • Why Microsoft Really Bought Yammer

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    What made Microsoft want to spend more than $1 billion for the social networking company? It could be because Yammer successfully marketed its business virally, offering a basic service for free and then convincing customers to pay for additional features.
  • Investors finally realizing Facebook has no clothes

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    In its first earnings report since going public in May, Facebook proved all the skeptics right.
  • Cyber criminals target Pinterest with survey scams

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Pinterest, the third-most visited social networking site on the Web, "has become the social media platform of choice among criminals," according to a report from Trend Micro, a security software firm.
  • Twitter working on way to retrieve old tweets

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Twitter is working on a tool that would let users export every tweet they’ve ever made on the site, the company’s chief executive, Dick Costolo, told The New York Times.
  • These Kinect-style augmented reality goggles can land you a date (but not a real one)

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:05 am

    If you're feeling a little lonely, technology is always there to help. Not only can you meet people via social networks, you could also create a robot that sits on your shoulder so your friends can virtually follow you wherever you go. But if that isn't enough for you, you can take it one step further and make an augmented reality (AR) girlfriend.
  • Google+ Takeout tool helps transfer data between accounts

    Posted July 13, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Google is making it easy to move or merge Google+ account data with a new Google+Takeout tool. Takeout, introduced Thursday, will be particularly useful to anyone who signed up to Google+ in its early stages with their Gmail account and now want to migrate it to a Google Apps managed account or a different Google+ profile.
  • NewsGator to integrate its SharePoint add-on with Yammer

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    NewsGator will integrate its social networking add-on for SharePoint with Yammer, the company announced Thursday.
  • Review

    Google Nexus Q hands-on review: the buggy streaming story

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part first look at the Google Nexus Q media streamer. You can read about the unboxing and setup experience in the first part.
  • How to fix Facebook's email switcheroo

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:25 am

    One of the reasons there's so much animosity toward Facebook is that the service frequently makes changes without notifying users -- and not always for the better.
  • Facebook's 'Find Friends Nearby' -- good idea, needs work

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:20 am

    If you're having trouble looking up new acquaintances on Facebook, a new feature called "Find Friends Nearby" can help.
  • Alerts about free food in the kitchen and other signs enterprise social tools are a hit

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 7:45 am

    About 18 months ago Nathan Bricklin saw some gaps in the internal processes of Wells Fargo's wholesale business unit where he worked running the Web portal for the bank's major corporate accounts.
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