Articles By Kristin Burnham

5 ways to make use of Facebook’s promoted posts

 If your business' Facebook Page has more than 400 likes, you now have the option to try a new advertising feature called "Promoted Posts." The button, which you'll find at the bottom of

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Kristin Burnham

5 awesome but little-known LinkedIn features

If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

5 resources to find great Facebook Timeline cover photos

Facebook's new Timeline design, the most drastic makeover to profiles yet, introduced a number of new features, including the cover photo: a large picture at the top of your page designed to let

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Facebook Timeline: real answers to 4 common questions

As Facebook switches another wave of resistant users over to Timeline, I've noticed a number of questions--and misguided assumptions--popping up in my News Feed. These posts range from, "Warning! Facebook is making everything

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Kristin Burnham

LinkedIn tip: opt-out of social advertising

Facebook calls them "sponsored stories" and LinkedIn calls them "social ads." And you've likely seen them: small modules in the margin of your screen that promote a company or product with information on

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Facebook Timeline apps: 3 tips for protecting privacy

Facebook opened the floodgates to its "new class of apps" Wednesday, unveiling its partnership with more than 60 applications that let users share more about their daily lives.In September at the F8 developer

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Kristin Burnham

4 ways to take control of Google’s Social Search functions

Google sparked controversy on Tuesday with the announcement of a major search update that includes content from its budding social network.In the announcement posted on Google's blog, Google FellowAmit Singhal says, "Search is

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Avoid LinkedIn’s most-used buzzwords for job search success

If you describe yourself as "creative," "organizational" or "effective" in your LinkedIn profile, you may want to rethink the words you use.According to new research from LinkedIn, those three labels are among this

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Four ways Facebook must improve privacy after FTC settlement

Facebook users: Get ready for more changes in the way the social network operates.The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that Facebook has agreed to settle the charges that it deceived consumers by telling

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Google++++: 4 add-ons to enhance your social networking

While rumors continue to swirl about when the Google+ API will be released to developers, that's not stopping some people from getting in on the Google+ action.Whether you're just starting out on Google+

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Top 5 legal considerations for business on Google+

As Google+ grows in popularity--now with more than 20 million users--the new social network is triggering a number of questions with legal implications from businesses about potential policy changes, data retention issues and

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Google+: 5 important privacy settings to change

While Google's new social network, Google+, is barely a week old, it's already received a lot of attention from tech pundits and the social media community. And as with any new online service,

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Five new productivity tools for Google Apps

The constant evolution of Google Apps means there's never a shortage of updates to its suite of productivity tools. The last month was no exception, either: Among its many tweaks and new components

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

How to opt out of Facebook’s facial recognition

You know those really unflattering photos on Facebook that you untagged at lightning speed? Now might be a good time to delete them...or at least check up on one new privacy setting.Yesterday, security

Published on: June 9th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

5 ways to keep up with Facebook’s constant updates

When you disclose as much personal information as many of us do on Facebook, it's important to know when changes in privacy occur, when security updates go live and when new features roll

Published on: April 25th, 2011 Kristin Burnham