Malware, spam in 10 per cent of Facebook links

It's doubtful if Lady Gaga's poker face would break into a blush if she found out that her Facebook page which has close to 19 million fans, recently hosted 1,717 instances of online

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

7 awesome ways to transform your Web site without spending a dime

Are you looking to add sizzle to your Web site, boost traffic to it, or amplify the buzz on the site ... but lack the budget, expertise or tools to get it done.The

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Are there replacement sites for unhappy Facebook users?

Facebook claims to have more than 400 million active users. In fact, according to Web analytics firm Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going for it, why

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Unforgivable: Ignorance and apathy about user privacy can no longer be tolerated

The Wall Street Journal’s discovery about the shady privacy practices of some of the world’s largest social networks came as a surprise and probably won’t help any of the big names they mentioned.

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Claudiu Popa

5 tips and 3 sites that take care of your digital legacy when you die

If I’m having this much problems managing my multiple digital presences now, try to imagine what could happen if for example I suddenly croaked. It’s a morbid thought, but have you ever wondered

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Get ‘porn buddy’ to clean up your digital debris when you die

Admittedly, it's not a pleasant thought, but have you ever wondered what happens to your Facebook page, or Twitter or LinkedIn accounts when you die?If you're in the dark, perhaps you should designate

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

What (older) women want … on online social networks

She's highly educated, opinionated, a decision maker with a fat wallet and she's perfectly at home – on social networks.If marketers and advertisers want to make the most of their online ad dollars

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google apologizes, modifies Buzz to protect user privacy

Google apologized on Saturday, saying it has made several changes to its new social-networking application Buzz to allay privacy concerns.Google's Buzz, which debuted last week, is closely entwined with its Gmail service. The

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk and Barbara Krasnoff

Social networks teeming with spam and malware

Do you rely on social networks to boost your professional or personal profile? Does your company launch marketing campaigns on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or BlogSpot?If so, you certainly need to

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Seven tools to seamlessly manage all your social networks

When you belong to several social networking sites -Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter -(and don't we all?), keeping up with them can seem overwhelming. Tweet this. Update that status. Share a link here. If you've

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

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

Twitter use for business jumps 250 per cent in 6 months

The use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to promote businesses has exploded over the past six months, according to the results of a study that were released the other day.People

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Facebook advertisers scam users into forking over cash

I've written a bit lately about how cyberthieves using social media to scam people. It turns out the most egregious scammers are many "legitimate" companies that run deceptive ads on these networks.TechCrunch has

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Court orders spammer to pay Facebook $711 million

Facebook was awarded $711 million in damages from a convicted spammer on Thursday, but the social networking site is hoping a separate criminal action will eventually send him to jail. Sanford Wallace was

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Jeremy Kirk and Esther Schindler