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

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

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

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

‘People are the new perimeter’ says Intel

Intel Corp. employees received a suspicious e-mail message one day from an unknown third-party company that claimed to be conducting a survey on behalf of the human resources department. Phishing scan red flags

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Inside the corporate social networks of four tech companies

Microsoft calls it TownSquare. Deloitte hosts D Street. IBM has its Beehive, and Best Buy its BlueShirt Nation. No, it's not a real estate explosion. In industries from retail to high tech, banking

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Malware miasma

Malware threats on the Web grew at an exponential rate over the first half of 2008, security experts say.During this period, there was a new Web page infected with malicious content every five

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Six ways to increase your employability with social networking

It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lisa Schmeiser

How to safely use Facebook and LinkedIn at work

The virtual flood gates have been opened and social networking is rushing in from the personal lives of employees and into the workplace – bringing a host of concerns along with it.Facebook is

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Sales Spider helps Canadian SMBs develop web of business opportunities

Playing Scrabulous and throwing sheep at your "friends" doesn't have a lot of business value - and that may be the reason why so many organizations have banned or limited the use of

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

“419 scams” revived on LinkedIn – old phishing bait in new pond

Unsuspecting users of professionals-oriented social networking site LinkedIn are being conned by scam artists into revealing personal financial information, say security experts.Advanced fee fraud – also known as “419 scams” after the relevant

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Social networking for business – time-waster or money-maker?

Entrepreneur Len Rosen was a sceptic about using social networks to boost his marketing business until his 23-year-old daughter introduced him to Facebook – and now he's totally converted.The sole proprietor of Toronto-based

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

FaceBook or LinkedIn – Which gets your business done better?

Social networking is no longer the Next Big Thing; it's now as much part of our Web experience as search engines. Previously considered the province of kids who wanted to keep up with

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Preston Gralla and Jake Widman