Articles By C.G. Lynch

Startups create spectacular Facebook apps for work and fun

Although it got its start by enabling people to throw virtual pies at each other and turn themselves into vampires and werewolves, the Facebook ecosystem is growing up before our very eyes. On

Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Microsoft wins reprieve – can continue selling Word for now

A federal appeals court granted Microsoft's request to suspend an injunction that would have barred the company from selling its Word software next month.In a short order filed late last week, the Court

Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

LinkedIn curbs LIONs voracious appetite for contacts

LinedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even

Published on: September 4th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to get the most out of Facebook’s new search tool

Facebook rolled out changes to its search engine yesterday that let you query the service for status messages and other pieces of content that people post to the social network. The move reflects

Published on: August 14th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to find job postings on Twitter

Although many companies have been shedding jobs, some employers and recruiters have turned to Twitter to post positions and find new talent. But using Twitter to find new work isn't a straightforward process.

Published on: July 27th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Google Wave: a one-stop-shop for collaboration on steroids

Google Wave, an upcoming Web application that mixes old technologies like e-mail, IM and online documents in a unified, socially-oriented view, could break down the traditional ways in which we compartmentalize and separate

Published on: June 4th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Six smart ways to select and approach your online contacts

One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you "friend" or "connect" with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with

Published on: May 28th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five ways to create a wicked LinkedIn profile

In the midst of the recession, many job seekers have spent more time on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, customers and partners in an effort to land a new gig. Unfortunately, many people

Published on: May 18th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Advice from Gen Y about managing your online persona

Social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have enabled everyone to become instant publishers. As a result, the content attached to our names will continue to shape perceptions of us both professionally and

Published on: May 5th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

The goods on Google profiles and an easy way to get started

This week, Google launched Google Profiles, which lets you build an online biography listing your interests, educational and professional background, and links to your data on websites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. While

Published on: April 28th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Use Twitter smartly and safely for work n’ play

Like it or not, the emergence of social networks, the proliferation of mobile devices and the ubiquity of the Web has blurred our personal and professional lives. This has been particularly true on

Published on: April 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Three tips for getting the most from the new Facebook

When Facebook redesigned the look and feel of its site last month, the social network took some design cues from Twitter, the service that allows users to share short messages with their friends,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Six Tweet tips to get the most from your Twitter search

It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we

Published on: April 6th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Why look at LinkedIn privacy settings and what to do about them

Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor.

Published on: March 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to tweak LinkedIn’s privacy settings to avoid spam

Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor.

Published on: March 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch