Articles By C.G. Lynch

Free Web 2.0 apps to help you manage your holidays

Keeping up with holiday errands, parties and travel plans doesn't need to be as difficult as it used to be, thanks to some handy free Web 2.0 apps that you can access from

Published on: November 27th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Five ways to build a fantastic Facebook profile for work and fun

Balancing your work and personal life on social networking tools such as Facebook has become more complex than ever - and the dangers go beyond the well-publicized examples of posting party pictures to

Published on: November 25th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Four free LinkedIn apps that boost your productivity

The late October launch of LinkedIn's application platform ushered in new capabilities for the social network aimed at professionals. LinkedIn decided to start small, adding several free applications aimed at boosting your productivity

Published on: November 17th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

How to build an awesome intranet without spending a dime

Though e-commerce companies generally have the benefit of not being held to technology decisions made decades earlier, it only took Bill Me Later, a Web-based company (recently acquired by eBay), eight years to

Published on: November 4th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Why LinkedIn inspires so much loyalty

During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities

Published on: October 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Can Plaxo take on LinkedIn and Facebook?

In August 2007, Plaxo, a Silicon Valley company that made its name with an online address book technology, decided to add some features to its service and launch a full-blown social network. At

Published on: October 24th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Choose quality over quantity on LinkedIn

As a user of LinkedIn, the quality of your connections with other users will, in general, matter more than the quantity. That's the argument made by one of the company's main spokespersons, Krista

Published on: October 17th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Managing your reputation on Facebook – expert tips for professionals

As more professionals sign up for Facebook, the site's earliest users are finding they must re-evaluate how they manage their profiles and the information posted to them, according to experts in online identity

Published on: October 9th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Microblogging offers companies major benefits

Many companies have begun using Twitter, the microblogging service, to send people brief messages and communicate with customers about new products or how to improve their services. The pool of users to communicate

Published on: September 26th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Four Twitter tips for doing business

Many companies have begun using Twitter, the microblogging service, to send people brief messages and communicate with customers about new products or how to improve their services.The pool of users to communicate with

Published on: September 16th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Four new Web 2.0 offerings for those new to the wiki game

As Wikipedia grew in popularity, becoming the eighth most visited site on the Web, many companies decided to purchase and build wikis internally to help enable better communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration and project

Published on: August 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Software as a service may eliminate many IT jobs

Tom Clement has reinvented his career before. In 1984, he realized working in technology would suit him better than his job as a litigator in Texas. "I came home one day from work,

Published on: August 27th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

High gas prices drive businesses to Web conferencing

Though high fuel prices have dipped in recent days, airlines are preparing for tough days ahead by cutting routes to certain cities, adding fees for luggage, food and pillows, and warning of fare

Published on: August 13th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

How to win business and influence customers…with Twitter

Twitter, a social networking site that allows people to track each other by writing and exchanging short text messages, has spurred business technology leaders to investigate how they might utilize such a service

Published on: July 4th, 2008 C.G. Lynch