Malicious Facebook app infects 5 million in 48 hours

The post from Timothy Wong, one of ITBusiness.ca's Facebook friends, sounded apologetic: Is it just me or is there another Facebook app spambot? Looks like it started sometime today. It appears to be

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Is Page leading Google into a social media fiasco?

Eric Schmidt is out at Google. Larry Page is in. I miss Eric already.Page, who started as CEO on Monday, wasted no time changing the company's focus and direction. He implemented a major

Published on: April 12th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Google +1 experiment a new bid for control over the social Web

Google announced this week a new social search feature called +1. The new offering competes in some ways with Facebook's "Like" button.By clicking on an optional new +1 button on your Google search

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Businesses slither with Twitter snake gag for marketing success

An adventurous but deadly Egyptian cobra this week created an online marketing bonanza for a few businesses clever enough to take advantage of the Twitter sensation. The highly venomous snake slipped away from

Published on: April 4th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Boost crowdsourcing potentials with Facebook Questions

Creating a Facebook page has become a standard practice among small businesses as a way to communicate and interact with customers and professional contacts. As a way to explore your customers' wants and

Published on: March 30th, 2011 Bruce Gain

Welcome to Rebecca Black’s Friday

By Nestor E. Arellano Who says you can’t buy fame in the social net? Well I did, last year. And I guess I’m having crow for dinner. Tens of thousands of teenagers on

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

3 tools to mine Twitter for valuable data

OK, so let's say you're interested in social trends. A great place to look at what's hot is Twitter and, yep, there's a service that will graph the popularity of any keyword on Twitter: It's

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

3 smart reasons for SMBs to avoid Facebook

By Katherine Noyes For small businesses, the conventional wisdom today is that social media have become the best way to reach out to potential and current customers, and that companies need to be

Published on: February 19th, 2011 IDG News Service

Facebook Page building made easy with new tools

Businesses need Facebook Pages. The Facebook Page is replacing both blogs and corporate Web sites as the primary means of engaging customers and promoting products and services. The need to be unique and stand

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Tony Bradley

15 stupid small biz tech mistakes and how to avoid them

If you're not particularly tech-savvy, then purchasing, maintaining, and securing technology for your business can be a confusing situation to navigate. You may already know plenty about what you should do, but what

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Make LinkedIn your company’s best friend in 4 easy steps

Visitors to Websites tailored more toward business professionals than consumers are increasingly choosing to log in using their existing LinkedIn identities, said social tool provider Gigya.In fact, whereas only three per cent of

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Video Rewind: The perils of making friends on Facebook

With Facebook's recent release of new security features and then the news of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page being hacked, we thought we might replay this video of ITBusiness.ca senior reporter Brian Jackson

Published on: January 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Security measures launched after attack on Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page

Security and privacy experts yesterday welcomed Facebook's deployment of new security tools using HTTPS (hypertext transfer protocol secure) and what it called "social authentication." The measures were announced less than 24 hours after

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Nestor Arellano