Bing, Google to index Twitter, Facebook status updates

Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine.Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

How to wrestle down online impostors … the WWE way

It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Social networking security concerns top of mind for businesses

Today's most compelling technologies are giving you the biggest security headaches. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn enhance collaboration and help your company connect with customers, but they also make

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Bill Brenner

Facebook faces thousands of angry users after ‘missing accounts’ fiasco

After a database problem knocked out the accounts of about 150,000 Facebook users for more than a week, the social networking site said today that most are now back up and running.Despite the

Published on: October 15th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Government librarians tap social media to stay relevant

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario’s public service are embracing new media to keep their clients up to

Published on: October 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top tips for safe networking on Facebook and Twitter

Web surfing is no longer a solo affair. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have quickly become an integral part of the online culture, and with them comes a whole new array of

Published on: October 4th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Can Google Wave wash away Facebook, Twitter?

As the most influential Web company gets closer to throwing its hat into the social networking ring, there has to be some consternation in the offices of social network pioneers like Facebook, Twitter

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Dirty dozen – 12 things about Twitter that drive you ballistic

Twitter's popularity may have exploded over the past year, but its feature set continues to evolve at a seemingly glacial pace. New users quickly realize that they need to shop around in the

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Medical students post confidential patient data on social sites

Future doctors are too frequently putting inappropriate postings and sometimes confidential patient information on social sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and David Ramel

Government librarians tap social media to keep clients up to date

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario's Public Service are embracing new media to keep clients up to date.Whether

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to make big bucks on social media – and track what you make

Tech-savvy fans of the Georgia Aquarium got a special deal this past spring: a big discount on ticket prices. The aquarium offered 25 per cent to 40 per cent off admission prices from

Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Canadian recruiters eye social nets to catch the right talent

The runaway popularity of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, especially among young Canadian graduates, is having a noticeable impact on workplace recruitment.A growing number of Canadian recruiters are now trolling social

Published on: September 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Bryant’s social media campaign to clear his name could ‘backfire’

Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant's social media strategy is sending out the wrong signals and could damage his campaign to clear his name in connection with the death of bike courier Darcy

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Some slacking off can make you more productive at work

Office "slackers" who sneak in a little Facebook and Twitter time do more work than the all-business, all-the-time folks. Researchers at the University of Melbourne confirmed this little truism in a new study.

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Mike Elgan