LinkedIn says 30,000 connections is enough

LinkedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even

Published on: January 26th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Smart recruiting through social networks

Online social networks are a great way to recruit the "best and brightest" and employers only ignore them at their peril, experts say."To portray your company as worthy of having top talent, it's

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Books that will improve your networking skills

Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom - How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and Worldby Matthew Fraser and Soumitra Dutta (Wiley)A modern variant of spam comes in the shape of unwanted

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Martin Veitch

Five steps to building the right Facebook profile for your needs

Read related story: Managing your reputation on Facebook - expert tips for professionals While it claims its roots in dorm rooms, Facebook has become a diverse place, like it or not. With 150

Published on: January 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Social networks becoming a haven for hackers

When reports surfaced this week about attacks on Twitter and LinkedIn, I took notice. I use these social networking programs extensively, along with Facebook. Looking at the specific nature of the attacks, this

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Bill Brenner

How to create a LinkedIn Profile that makes recruiters want to contact you

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig.

Published on: January 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to Twitter your way to marketing success

(Read how Facebook improved sales for Coke in related story and video "Facebook app fuels 'after hours' buzz around Coke energy drink")As e-mail filters get more intelligent and computer users routinely ignore the

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Mind your manners for LinkedIn networking success

Building a strong profile on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has taken on greater importance as the economy slips deeper into a recession. What information you decide to include, or exclude, could

Published on: December 5th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Five free LinkedIn apps that improve productivity and interaction

FRAMINGHAM - In part one of our review of the LinkedIn applications platform, we looked at presentation, file sharing and travel applications that helped you collaborate with your fellow connections on the professional

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 C.G. Lynch

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

Four free LinkedIn apps that boost your productivity

The late October launch of LinkedIn's application platform ushered in new capabilities for the social network aimed at professionals. LinkedIn decided to start small, adding several free applications aimed at boosting your productivity

Published on: November 17th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Why LinkedIn inspires so much loyalty

During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities

Published on: October 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch