How to steal friends and influence people on Facebook

Every form of communication, from snail-mail to e-mail, chat and others, is subject to fraud and scams. But social networks like Facebook are subject to new, more dangerous opportunities for fraud. With e-mail

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Mike Elgan

Most businesses “don’t have a handle” on social media marketing

The value to the average company of using social media in marketing has yet to be proven, recent studies show. While business executives realize they may lose out on opportunities by failing to

Published on: December 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

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

Facebook developers irked by app verification process

Facebook now gives its developers the option of submitting their applications for review to obtain a seal of approval, but some developers aren't thrilled with the program.Via its new Application Verification Program, Facebook

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Saving your online reputation is no cake-walk

An unsavory connection from your past. An annoying link to your name that's dragging down your career. A spicy quote you tossed off to a reporter that you wish you could take back.

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Tracy Mayor

Twitter rocks – but it won’t blow away blogs

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of blogs have been greatly exaggerated.That's not to say all blogs are doing well. When examining the spectrum of blogs out there, personal blogs appear

Published on: October 24th, 2008 Larry Borsato

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

Banning Gen Y’s favourite tools could backfire

College graduates who have spent the last several years with consumer-based email such as Gmail, instant messaging, Facebook and smart phones to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues might be in

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Ashley Laurel Wilson

Spam, bam, no thank you ma’am – Twitter and sultry spam attacks

Computer security blogger Graham Cluley felt pretty popular when young brunettes began inviting him to view pictures and videos of them posted on the Web.The chief technology consultant at U.K.-based security vendor Sophos

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

Canadian firms use social networking tools to find top talent

While a lot of folk lament the IT talent crunch in Canada, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), such as Nurun Inc., are really feeling the pinch. A digital media consulting and marketing firm

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Web 2.0 etiquette – How not to look like a moron or jerk

Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have turned many social norms inside out. Your online friends may not be friends offline-and you may not be exactly whom you claim to be, either. How

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Dan Tynan

Millions call for Facebook boycott to protest new design

A group of those opposed to the site's new design is nearing 2.7 million supporters, and the leaders are organizing a two-day boycott to make their point.The group, called "1,000,000 against the new

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez