• 14 ways to use Twitter to market your business

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    Twitter experts, marketing pros and business leaders share their top tips on how to turn 140 characters into online marketing gold.
  • Twitter etiquette: The do's and don'ts of tweeting

    Posted July 3, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Every so often you see a tweet that makes you cringe. Were you ever the one who wrote it?
  • Can the US military fight a war with Twitter?

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Students at a U.S. military graduate school in California are mining social media with new methods that may change the way the armed forces collect intelligence overseas.
  • Down and out in EULA-ville

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 11:59 am

    End user license agreements are extremely long, terribly hard to grasp, and written to cover so many aspects of every single way you might use this thing you're just starting to use that it's both humorous and pointless in its incomprehensibility. But they can get you in a mess of trouble. Is there any way out of this foggy morass?
  • 10 sports technologies to love and 5 to hate

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Many technologies can enhance a fan's enjoyment of sports. Some others are just plain annoying. Before we get to the bad, here are 10 sports technologies we love.
  • When the going gets tough, the giving gets creative

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Imagine buying groceries and, just when you're about to pay, being told that your food bill has been paid already. By Yahoo! That's what happened to hundreds of customers recently at the Mission district Foods Co, a grocery store in San Francisco. Yahoo representatives stood at every cashier station, paying up to $100 for groceries until they had spent a whopping $10,000.
  • How to tame the social network at work

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 11:48 am

    What you don't know -- or refuse to learn -- about social networking could undermine your business.
  • The Intimate Social Graph

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 11:02 am

    The privacy of the intimate social graph rests on the vagaries of localized judicial interpretations of a creaky 24-year-old law.
  • How CIOs Use Twitter: 5 Facts

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Twitter adoption among CIOs increased significantly in the last year, according to a new survey. But 49 percent of CIOs say Twitter's biggest challenge in the enterprise is its reputation as a time-waster.
  • Twitter Tips: 5 Ways to Find Relevant Followers

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Cutting through Twitter's noise can be tricky, so check out these five tools to help you build a more meaningful following.
  • How to ruin your life with social networking

    Posted June 6, 2010 - 7:28 am

    Learn how to do it, as that's the only way to learn how not to do it.
  • 12 Types of Tech Zealots: How to Spot Them in the Wild

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Maybe you know Apple fanboys, but can you tell an Oracle high flyer from a disciple? An IBMer from an SAP enthusiast? Mix them up in a work or social setting and you could be conversation roadkill. Here's our highly unofficial guide.
  • 10 Twitter Types to Know, Love and Hate

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    It takes all kinds of people to make Twitter interesting, but some days, we could all do without The Quote-erator or Mr. Firehose. Here are the 10 commonly annoying types of tweeps--with our apologies if you are RT'ed here.
  • Six high-tech ways to enjoy the 2010 Olympics

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:51 am

    You may not be a figure-skating star, but you can do a lot with your computer -- or handheld -- to play along with the games at home.
  • Five rib-tickling tech sites

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    Growing up around Stanford University and the greater Silicon Valley (before it was Silicon Valley) I encountered my fair share of electrical engineers--a brilliant bunch who, to a person, lacked any discernible sense of humor. Today's crop of propeller heads are a wittier (though occasionally cruder) crew, as evidenced by some of my favorite Websites and Twitter streams:
  • How Social Networking Works

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    In 2010, if you're on the Internet, you're almost certainly also on a social network. Have you ever wondered how they manage to keep you in contact with a few hundred of your closest friends in close to real time? Here's how they do it.
  • The Net's Most Heinous Hoaxes

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:24 pm

    Most online hoaxes are mildly annoying, and a few are hilarious. But propagating a false AMBER Alert over Twitter? Plastering an epilepsy forum with flashing images? Not cool. We'll take a look at some of the Web's most heinous hoaxes over the years, and sprinkle in a handful of amusing ones.
  • Twit nits: 12 top Twitter annoyances

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 4:27 pm

    Twitter's popularity may have exploded over the past year, but its feature set continues to evolve at a seemingly glacial pace. New users quickly realize that they need to shop around in the Twitter developer ecosystem for add-on software and Web-based services that fill in missing features and address the annoyances that the microblogging service's deficiencies present.
  • Do the Math: What's your Twitter ROI?

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Reality Digital Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company that helps other businesses launch social media campaigns, is a big proponent of calculating ROI -- for its own uses of social media as well as for customers'.
  • 8 ways modern technology could help "Mad Men"

    Posted August 24, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    From Facebook and Twitter to smartphones and VPNs, a look at how modern technology would have saved Sterling Cooper countless headaches.
  • Beware the boss bearing a pet project!

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 10:29 am

    If you make the mistake of syncing his iPod, chances are good you'll be tapped to set up his Twitter account.
  • Iran election fracas stirs cyberattacks, Twitter users

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    As political tensions increase in Iran, an apparently ad-hoc cyber protest against the results of recent Iranian elections has knocked key Web sites off-line. Meanwhile, online communities are ramping up their opposition efforts.
  • Iran Protests: Tech Tools at Work

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    As political tensions increase in Iran, online communities are ramping up their opposition efforts. Here's a breakdown of current online tools in use in Iran.
  • Want to friend the feds?

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    The U.S. General Services Administration last week launched a government-wide YouTube channel to provide one central location for citizens to view video clips created by 25 federal agencies. The U.S. Government Channel -- which was viewed 82,000 times in its first week -- is the latest effort by the feds to embrace social media.
  • Wedding 2.0: When weddings go geek

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    I just attended, or crashed (I'm not quite sure which) my very first Twitter wedding. Here are the highlights.
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