TweetDeck vs. Seesmic Desktop – what’s best for business?

“What are you doing?” the question atop Twitter.com asks. The obvious answer is reading the never-ending flow of tweets rolling past your eyeballs. The micro-blog messages may only be 140 characters in length,

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

ING Direct Canada chief uses Facebook, Twitter to engage customers

Want to engage more effectively with your customers and employees? How about participating in the social networks they use. It's a strategy that's working very well for Peter Aceto, president and CEO of

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Advice from Gen Y about managing your online persona

Social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have enabled everyone to become instant publishers. As a result, the content attached to our names will continue to shape perceptions of us both professionally and

Published on: May 5th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Nine steps to mastering Twitter for your business promotion

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: May 5th, 2009 Jason Snell

Microsoft’s new Vine service great for emergencies

Microsoft Tuesday launched a private beta of its new Vine service, which is designed to allow small groups and organizations to trade vital information. Vine is a downloadable application that allows you to

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Ian Paul

The goods on Google profiles and an easy way to get started

This week, Google launched Google Profiles, which lets you build an online biography listing your interests, educational and professional background, and links to your data on websites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. While

Published on: April 28th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Six threats that could tear down Twitter

Twitter is the hottest thing in technology right now. U.S. visits to Twitter.com more than doubled during the month of March alone.All that success is prompting the Debbie Downers out there to speculate

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Mike Elgan

Worm created by bored teen still torments Twitter users

The malicious worm affecting Twitter over the weekend has now mutated and continues to invade the popular microblogging network. Although Twitter is taking action against the problem, security analysts fear that further mutations

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Daniel Ionescu and Joaquim P. Menezes

Ten things that peeve me about tech — and 10 that please

Sure, spyware, spam and wireless routers that have the lifespan of a mosquito annoy us all. But what do we really hate about technology? Here's my top 10 list: 1. People Who Talk

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Five ways to subdue e-mail before it smothers you

The average executive spends two hours a day on e-mail. That adds up to roughly one day per week. We probably waste a lot of time every day on phone calls and meetings,

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Toronto transit riders will be able to track bus locations on cell phones

GPS tracking on Toronto transit buses and a 311 number to monitor every civic complaint filed online, are just two ideas garnered through social media channels that will be rolled out as new

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Use Twitter smartly and safely for work n’ play

Like it or not, the emergence of social networks, the proliferation of mobile devices and the ubiquity of the Web has blurred our personal and professional lives. This has been particularly true on

Published on: April 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Canadian rock singer Usher-ing new online community for musicians

With a newly-arrived baby bringing a second booster seat to the kitchen table, Canadian musician David Usher is finding it tough to keep up with his numerous social network accounts – Twitter, Facebook,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Three tips for getting the most from the new Facebook

When Facebook redesigned the look and feel of its site last month, the social network took some design cues from Twitter, the service that allows users to share short messages with their friends,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 C.G. Lynch