Articles By Kristin Burnham

Top 10 most important Facebook security settings

Updates to the interface. New features. Opt-in vs. opt-out. Keeping up with Facebook's constantly evolving landscape—and the way it impacts the security and privacy of your account—can be a challenge. We've done the

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Kristin Burnham

3 quick Facebook security tips

Yes, Facebook has made some privacy mistakes. But to its credit, the social networking giant has been busing rolling out update after update in an effort to win back its users' trust.Recently, Facebook

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

5 things you need to know about the new Facebook Groups

Facebook unveiled yesterday a new feature on its site that lets you share, chat and e-mail with small groups of friends. Groups, which differs from another feature with the same name, is designed

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

What’s good and what’s missing in revamped Twitter

If you use third-party Twitter apps like Seesmic or TweetDeck, you might start visiting more often. Today, in an announcement that came as a surprise to many, Twitter revealed a site revamp

Published on: September 16th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

5 myths about location-based services

First there was location-based social network Foursquare. Then Gowalla and other sites followed suit and launched. And now with news that Facebook is slowly rolling out its own location-based technology, you can expect

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

5 ways to find relevant Twitter followers

Twitter has more than 100 million users, which means you're bound to encounter a lot of noise. You'll find brands hawking their products or services, some users tweeting the mundane details of their

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Stay productive on Facebook with these 4 apps

If you're like other Facebook users., you probably spend a good chunk of your online time aimlessly browsing wall posts, photo albums and playing games-seven hours a month, to be exact, according to

Published on: August 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Read these 10 blogs to become a social media expert

Keeping tabs on the evolving world of social media isn't easy. Facebook, as we've seen, has endured several privacy fiascos and consequent criticisms. LinkedIn has made impressive progress in making the site more

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Three steps to master Facebook’s new privacy controls

After feeling intense heat from its users regarding recent changes to its privacy policy, Facebook introduced new settings today. The streamlined settings are intended to help users better understand and more easily manage

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Facebook tool tracks how happy its users are

If June 25, 2009, was a bad day for you, rest assured that you were in good company-it was also a bad day for a majority of Facebook-using North Americans. The worst day

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

5 tips n’ tricks to galvanize your use of Google Apps

You're probably familiar with the Google Apps basics: Perhaps you use Gmail or have uploaded some files to Google Docs, or maybe you've tinkered in Google Sites to develop your own Web site.

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

LinkedIn premium account puts job seekers at top of hiring list

LinkedIn announced this week a new paid account exclusively for job seekers called the Job Seeker Premium Account. The upgrade, LinkedIn says, is intended to help LinkedIn members stand out from the crowd,

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Top 4 Facebook apps for a professional-looking profile

Sure, trivial and time-guzzling Facebook Apps abound (Farmville, anyone?), but-believe it or not- other applications can add a hint of professionalism to your profile. You can include your LinkedIn profile, add your blog

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Go beyond crunching URLs with 3 free online tools

URL shortening sites have become popular with Twitter users, ever mindful of the 140-character limit, as a way to avoid pasting long, unwieldy URLs. Copy a link, paste it, click, and you've got

Published on: April 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

How to succeed when deploying social media for the workplace

Mention a phrase with the word "social" in it, and many CIOs will cringe. It elicits visions of data breaches, privacy nightmares and unproductive Gen Y staffers. But whether you like it or

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham