Social Networking

Enterprise social networking news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • 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 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.
  • 5 low-risk, high-reward experiments for IT

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Redefine your relationship with the business with these five small-scale, forward-thinking experiments.
  • 4 ways enterprise software is becoming social

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Social networking features such as discussion forums, chat, file sharing and status updates are seeping into more enterprise applications. Whether it is a fad, a trend, or a time-sucking annoyance isn't really important: it is here to stay.
  • Image gallery: 4 ways enterprise software is becoming social

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Social networking features such as discussion forums, chat, file sharing and status updates are seeping into more enterprise applications. Whether it is a fad, a trend, or a time-sucking annoyance isn't really important: it is here to stay.
  • Facebook's most wanted

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Social networking has a dark and hilarious side of ill-conceived criminality. Here are some of Facebook's dimmest crooks (and smartest detectives).
  • 19 Freebies for Smart Web Browsing, Social Networking

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Make more use of your browser with MyBrainshark, MailBrowser, and more.
  • Ten of the World's Strangest Social Networks

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    If you crave advice on sculpting the perfect mustache, revel in the dark and mysterious world of vampires or seek a divorce from your partner, yes, there's a social network for that. Here are 10 weird and truly niche social networking sites that strive to bring together some unusual birds of a feather.
  • Zappos tries video sharing to boost sales

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Sometimes you take a chance on technology even when you can't predict hard returns, hoping that an educated experiment will create business opportunities.
  • Don't become a cube potato: Get out of your chair and get healthy

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 6:29 am

    Movement is the key -- and is one of the most difficult things a white-collar worker can do. These gadgets, apps, and sneaky tricks can help.
  • 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.
  • Ahead of their time: Nine technologies that came early

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:26 am

    The tech industry has seen more than its share of products and services that are ahead of their time. All of them flopped, but all of them also influenced the industry. This list should serve as a warning to those who think that being the first to think of something will lead to any easy road to success.
  • Zappos gets savvy with social media

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    As a fast-growing online retailer of shoes and other apparel, is a power player when it comes to using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to engage with existing and potential customers. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has nearly 1.3 million followers on Twitter, and the company's official Facebook page has almost 21,000 fans.
  • Public cloud vs. internal social networks

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    Jaime Gesswein says it's his job to be paranoid. So when doctors and staff at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va., began requesting access to YouTube to view medical videos and Facebook for monitoring patients' comments, Gesswein, who's in charge of network security, was more than a little skeptical.
  • Scams & shams: The trouble with social networks

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account in Triple H's name, it wasn't the wrestler that the perpetrator had to contend with.
  • Baited and duped on Facebook

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    When CIO Will Weider encouraged employees at Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health System in Wisconsin to use Facebook to spread the word about new programs and successful projects, he was surprised at the result: Few did so.
  • Why Security Matters Now

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Today's most compelling technologies are giving you the biggest security headaches. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn enhance collaboration and help your company connect with customers, but they also make it easier than ever for your employees to share customer data and company secrets with outsiders.
  • 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'.
  • Slideshow: Up close and personal with social software

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 5:12 pm

    A visual tour of offerings from CubeTree, Jive, Socialtext, and Telligent reveal their respective strengths
  • LinkedIn Bible: The Social Network Explained

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:00 pm

    Knowing how to interact with your LinkedIn connections isn't always as straightforward as it seems. Learn how to build a strong profile, manage your connections, practice polite LinkedIn etiquette, and more.
  • How Facebook and Twitter Are Changing Data Privacy Rules

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Web 2.0 applications connect like Legos, creating opportunities for companies to gather incredible amounts of data. On social networks and blogs, people post vast amounts of information about themselves. Marketers, meanwhile, are developing ever-better tools to exploit information about what individuals do online. Companies routinely unlock sensitive data for business partners. As businesses enter into cloud computing, they will give custody of their data to service providers. These trends create the potential for unprecedented insight into people's behavior and open new ways to do business. But they also create challenging questions about privacy.
  • Web 2.0 Security: Things to Know about the Social Web

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 11:04 am

    Websense CTO Dan Hubbard outlines four ways companies can protect their information from threats and compromise on the social Web.
  • 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.
  • Job hunting? Use social networks to make crucial connections

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:41 am

    LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can do much more than just let you blow off some steam.
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