Articles By Kristin Burnham

Unvarnished lets you candidly criticize, compliment and refute rumours

Picture this: You and another coworker are vying for the same promotion, but your boss awards it to you. Your coworker congratulates you through gritted teeth, then logs on to a new corporate-inspired

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Top 5 LinkedIn Groups for savvy information workers

How familiar are you with LinkedIn Groups? This section of the social networking site (found on the top navigation bar) is dedicated to communities of professionals based on common interests, experiences, affiliation and

Published on: March 7th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Top 5 tools to tidy up your Twitter account

Remember that Hubspot statistic that revealed that almost 56 percent of Twitter accounts are not following anyone? Or the one from Harvard Business Review that stated that 10 per cent of active Twitter

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Top 4 benefits of upgrading to a paid LinkedIn account

What a Paid Account Includes:Social networking service LinkedIn is free, but if you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you have access to additional features. What are the four top advantages in

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Surefire ways to salvage and spruce up your online reputation

Several months ago when Twitter introduced its lists feature, social media consultant Allen Mireles checked to see which lists included her. "I wanted to see if the lists I was on were a

Published on: January 31st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

5 tools to quickly gauge your Twitter clout

How influential are you on Twitter? That's what several sites are now promising to judge, labeling you by doing everything from calculating your "social capital" to knocking you for a "low Twitter efficiency."

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Five ways to really get noticed on Twitter

We all like to think we're interesting. And on Twitter, that's often measured and validated by how frequently other people retweet your posts. Maybe you're looking to hear feedback on your recent blog

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Seven tools to seamlessly manage all your social networks

When you belong to several social networking sites -Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter -(and don't we all?), keeping up with them can seem overwhelming. Tweet this. Update that status. Share a link here. If you've

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Three companies benefit big time from Twitter-style microblogs

When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result,

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Four steps to protect yourself on Facebook

If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Kristin Burnham

How to find a mentor who can help you be more successful

You don't need to be a recent college grad or mid-level employee to benefit from a mentor.In fact, says Caroline Simard, director of research at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Kristin Burnham