Articles By C.G. Lynch

Beware of firing employees for negative Facebook comments

With social networks, we're all instant publishers of information. If you say something about your employer over Facebook or Twitter, you should be prepared to own up to the consequences. But companies would

Published on: March 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Washington, D.C. uses Google apps to cut government waste

Vivek Kundra, CTO of the District of Columbia, says he found two compelling reasons to switch the D.C. government over to Gmail and Google Apps: first, its cheap cost would save the taxpayer

Published on: March 10th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to stop social networking malware from ruining your PC or identity

As social networking tools change the way we communicate, spammers have begun turning their attention to services such as Facebook and MySpace, tricking users into installing viruses, launching fraudulent websites and deploying malware

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

Three free and fabulous business-friendly Gmail add-ons

Google has added new features to its Gmail service during the past couple months that make the Web-based e-mail service more business-friendly and versatile. Here's a look at three free add-ons that could

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

Five ways to get, and use, LinkedIn recommendations to land the job you want

Within your LinkedIn profile, recommendations, which you must seek out and approve from contacts of your choosing, give employers a fuller view of you as a direct report, boss, colleague, or client. They

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to use free LinkedIn company profiles to find the job you want

As the recession turns workers of all industries into job seekers, many users of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, have begun examining the service's free company profiles to see who recently joined

Published on: February 17th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to quickly start using Twitter for business and get incredible results

Twitter remains a very nascent social network, so if you don't know how it works or what it does (or you haven't even heard of it), don't feel bad. In fact, you're still

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

Facebook redesign still frustrates many developers

Dave Morin, 28, sits at the epicenter of the Facebook Economy, and at first glance, the backdrop looks pleasant. Outside Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, gentle sunshine bathes the wine bars, sushi restaurants

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 C.G. Lynch

LinkedIn says 30,000 connections is enough

LinkedIn 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: January 26th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Top five Gmail add-ons to take control of your Inbox

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 19th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five steps to building the right Facebook profile for your needs

Read related story: Managing your reputation on Facebook - expert tips for professionals While it claims its roots in dorm rooms, Facebook has become a diverse place, like it or not. With 150

Published on: January 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five G-mail add-ons that boost your productivity

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

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

How to create a LinkedIn Profile that makes recruiters want to contact you

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig.

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

Mind your manners for LinkedIn networking success

Building a strong profile on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has taken on greater importance as the economy slips deeper into a recession. What information you decide to include, or exclude, could

Published on: December 5th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Five free LinkedIn apps that improve productivity and interaction

FRAMINGHAM - In part one of our review of the LinkedIn applications platform, we looked at presentation, file sharing and travel applications that helped you collaborate with your fellow connections on the professional

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 C.G. Lynch