Digital Manners – Twitter Etiquette: How to Tweet Politely

Because it's just a messaging platform, Twitter is far less complex than Facebook. Nevertheless, misuse and abuse seem at least as common on the former as on the latter. Some of our favorite

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Twitter – the latest trick to control botnets

A security researcher has found that hackers are using Twitter as a means to distribute instructions to a network of compromised computers, known as a botnet. The traditional way of managing botnets is

Published on: August 17th, 2009

Twitter attack was part of ‘massively coordinated’ campaign

With Twitter back in action with degraded service – after yesterday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – speculation is rife about what caused the incident.The DDoS assault had a mild impact on

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Great ways to boost your productivity on Microsoft Outlook

Do you depend on Microsoft Outlook for your e-mail and scheduling needs? Are you annoyed with the e-mail client? Well, join the club--thousands of Outlook users are lobbying Microsoft for improvements in the

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Rick Broida

How to find job postings on Twitter

Although many companies have been shedding jobs, some employers and recruiters have turned to Twitter to post positions and find new talent. But using Twitter to find new work isn't a straightforward process.

Published on: July 27th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to safely follow links on Twitter

So you click on a link in a friend's Tweet to see their vacation picture and the next thing you know your computer is bogged down in a malware miasma. It can happen

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Tame your e-mail overload with social media tools

Does your summer vacation checklist include sifting through hundreds of e-mails the day before you return to the office? Will your BlackBerry be as essential as your swimsuit? Do you fear your "staycation"

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Luis Suarez

Twits infected with Koobface have accounts suspended

Twitter is suspending the accounts of some users whose computers have fallen victim to a well-known piece of malicious software that has targeted other sites such as Facebook and MySpace.The malware, Koobface, is

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Abbreviated URLs possible shortcut to Twitter malware

"Leighton Meester sex tape video free download" the tweet teasingly offered.Unfortunate Twitter users who were tempted enough to take the bait were in for a treat other than revealing clips of Gossip Girl

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

VTech shooting victims names were on Facebook before official release

After a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage at two separate locations on the Virginia Tech campus on a Monday morning in April 2007, it took the school until the next evening

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Why Twitter sucks – microblogging site loaded with landmines

Not since SMS (short message service) was first invented was it so cool to send messages in 140 characters or less – Twitter is taking the Internet world by storm and is blazing

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

The iPocalypse Now – overloaded Apple servers infuriate iPhone users

Apple's activation servers, primed for Wednesday's release of the iPhone 3.0 operating system are too strained to handle the flood of requests.Twitter is pulsing with frustration, disappointment, contempt, and anger from existing iPhone

Published on: June 19th, 2009 John Cox and Philip Michaels

Usher helps develop app for artists to share, sell their work online

Montreal-based musician David Usher is spearheading the development of a new social media application specifically tailored to help artists manage online communities and share or sell their work online. Emblazoned on the right-hand

Published on: June 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Nine Twitter tips for business

Twitter is so red-hot right now that it's united Shaq and Oprah. It's also so good at attracting buzzwords that I can't decide whether to call it a microblogging service or a social-networking

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Jason Snell