• 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.
  • Facebook Privacy Fix: New Tool Finds Trouble Spots

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    If Facebook's ever-more-complex privacy settings leave you scratching your head, try this new tool that simplifies it with one click.
  • 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).
  • 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 Salesforce.com 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.
  • 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.
  • Zappos gets savvy with social media

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    As a fast-growing online retailer of shoes and other apparel, Zappos.com 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • Stupid user tricks 4: IT horror never ends

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 11:01 am

    Nothing can screw up a well-managed network faster than the people for whom you built it.
  • Back to school quiz for techies

    Posted August 26, 2009 - 11:17 am

    Start the new academic year with a pop quiz about the institutions where momentous technology advances were made.
  • Interview etiquette tips

    Posted July 3, 2009 - 9:00 am

    Mistake #10 new grads make during job interviews: Updating Facebook status
  • 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.
  • Staying on Top

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Can Web 2.0 leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter fend off charging upstarts?
  • 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.
  • Facebook's privacy options

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 11:29 am

    Facebook users -- and their managers -- who are concerned about keeping control of their information should get themselves over to the social network's Privacy Settings page without delay.
  • How can you handle risks that come with social networking?

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Social networking -- whether it be Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter or something else -- is fast becoming a way of life for millions of people to share information about themselves for personal or business reasons. But it comes with huge risks that range from identity theft to malware infections to the potential for letting reckless remarks damage corporate and personal reputations.
  • Does Twitter really fit into business and IT?

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 11:17 am

    One area where Twitter appears to be way ahead of Facebook is in business. And Twitter is not alone: Other Twitter-like services, mainly Yammer and Socialtext, are also making inroads into the enterprise.
  • Chinese social networks ‘virtually' out-earn Facebook and MySpace

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:03 am

    Interesting marketing analysis on social networking market in China.

  • Why privacy plays a part in social network's fiscal future

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:00 am

    As social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn strive to formulate sustainable business models built upon advertising or the selling of premium services, the biggest hurdle they face might rest within their users' increased awareness of online privacy.
  • Salesforce.com's Social Media Smarts Could Help You

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:33 am

    At a time when many companies still struggle to manage the rise of social networks and understand what the trend means to their organizations, Salesforce.com has begun tailoring its business software to help people harness the power of social media. During the past year, the company has taken several steps to make its core products work alongside popular consumer applications like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
  • Cartoon caption contest winner: "First Dog"

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    For tapping into our fascination with Tweeting pets, Jesse Luna is the winner of this week's caption contest. Of course, there's no first dog romping around the White House lawn just yet, but when there is, we're not-so-secretly hoping he'll be a Twitter hound.
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