5 awesome but little-known LinkedIn features

If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Facebook Timeline: 5 examples of awesome brand page cover photos

Facebook's Timeline will be available for brand pages March 30, which means your brand should get ready for a facelift. This will be a big change for businesses that have been using Facebook

Published on: March 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook Questions: an in-depth look at the new feature

Facebook recently launched a new question-and-answer feature that helps supply answers to important questions such as "Where's the best burger in New York City?" or "Which smartphone do you use?" The new feature

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

Top 10 most important Facebook security settings

Updates to the interface. New features. Opt-in vs. opt-out. Keeping up with Facebook's constantly evolving landscape—and the way it impacts the security and privacy of your account—can be a challenge. We've done the

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Kristin Burnham

LinkedIn reveals best time to ask for a promotion

If you didn't get promoted last month, don't lose heart – you still have eight more months this year to convince your boss that you've been working smart and hard, according to LinkedIn.The

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How cybercrooks could cash in on your Facebook data

The gargantuan amount of high-quality user data on Facebook is causing everyone--from marketers to hackers--to salivate like dogs gazing at a steak. They all want a piece of you. Thanks to Facebook's Open

Published on: June 23rd, 2010 Narasu Rebbapragada

How designers can create top dollar products — a 10-point plan

Making your own products takes energy, determination and talent – but it's not hard to see why more and more creatives are taking up the challenge. The market for design-led products is booming,

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Alice Rose

Buzz off — Why you won’t want Google Buzz following your contacts

A day after its launch, privacy concerns have been raised about Google's new Gmail-based social-networking tool, Buzz.At issue is a feature that compiles a list of the Gmail contacts who users most frequently

Published on: February 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan and Sharon Machlis

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

Facebook lets you keep your friends private after criticism

Facebook's new privacy controls remain a work in progress a full 24 hours after release and months after they were announced. Responding to criticism over making its users' Friends Lists public, Facebook is

Published on: December 14th, 2009 David Coursey

Facebook makes you think about privacy settings

Facebook is asking all of its 350 million users to review their privacy settings after releasing new tools, tweaking the privacy settings page and doing away with regional networks. It’s the latest change

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Hackers hijack hundreds of Facebook groups to make a point

An anonymous group calling itself "Control Your Info" has taken over hundreds of Facebook groups to highlight what it claims is a major security weakness on the social networking site. Facebook downplayed the

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to delete – not just ‘deactivate’ – your Facebook account

The Internet is sort of like a bizarre version of Las Vegas – what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet… forever, and everyone can see it. Many people certainly feel that

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

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