VTech shooting victims names were on Facebook before official release

After a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage at two separate locations on the Virginia Tech campus on a Monday morning in April 2007, it took the school until the next evening

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook hazards – and how you can avoid them

Ignoring Facebook's privacy options--some of them fairly new and not well known--can trip up the social-networking site's users in a number of ways. Here are some that everyone who has a Facebook account

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Christopher Null

Usher helps develop app for artists to share, sell their work online

Montreal-based musician David Usher is spearheading the development of a new social media application specifically tailored to help artists manage online communities and share or sell their work online. Emblazoned on the right-hand

Published on: June 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

The 10 Facebook status archetypes you can’t avoid

Our lives may be full, and our experiences rich, but when it comes to squeezing the latest mini-chapters of our personal journeys into the limited space of a Facebook status update--with the added

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Hillary Rhodes

Google Wave: a one-stop-shop for collaboration on steroids

Google Wave, an upcoming Web application that mixes old technologies like e-mail, IM and online documents in a unified, socially-oriented view, could break down the traditional ways in which we compartmentalize and separate

Published on: June 4th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Six smart ways to select and approach your online contacts

One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you "friend" or "connect" with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with

Published on: May 28th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Hundreds duped by Twitter phishing attacks

Twitter users who thought friends were directing them to a "funny blog" Thursday ended up experiencing something completely different: a phishing scam.Twitter was hit by two different rounds of phishing Thursday, as criminals

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Five ways to create a wicked LinkedIn profile

In the midst of the recession, many job seekers have spent more time on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, customers and partners in an effort to land a new gig. Unfortunately, many people

Published on: May 18th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

TweetDeck vs. Seesmic Desktop – what’s best for business?

“What are you doing?” the question atop Twitter.com asks. The obvious answer is reading the never-ending flow of tweets rolling past your eyeballs. The micro-blog messages may only be 140 characters in length,

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

ING Direct Canada chief uses Facebook, Twitter to engage customers

Want to engage more effectively with your customers and employees? How about participating in the social networks they use. It's a strategy that's working very well for Peter Aceto, president and CEO of

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Advice from Gen Y about managing your online persona

Social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have enabled everyone to become instant publishers. As a result, the content attached to our names will continue to shape perceptions of us both professionally and

Published on: May 5th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

The many ways Facebook could wreak havoc at work

Imagine walking into a meeting and encountering not just your current co-workers, but all your colleagues and managers from jobs past, along with your spouse, your college drinking buddies, your Senior Prom date,

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Jake Widman

The goods on Google profiles and an easy way to get started

This week, Google launched Google Profiles, which lets you build an online biography listing your interests, educational and professional background, and links to your data on websites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. While

Published on: April 28th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five ways to subdue e-mail before it smothers you

The average executive spends two hours a day on e-mail. That adds up to roughly one day per week. We probably waste a lot of time every day on phone calls and meetings,

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Mike Elgan