Spam, bam, no thank you ma’am – Twitter and sultry spam attacks

Computer security blogger Graham Cluley felt pretty popular when young brunettes began inviting him to view pictures and videos of them posted on the Web.The chief technology consultant at U.K.-based security vendor Sophos

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms use social networking tools to find top talent

While a lot of folk lament the IT talent crunch in Canada, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), such as Nurun Inc., are really feeling the pinch. A digital media consulting and marketing firm

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Web 2.0 etiquette – How not to look like a moron or jerk

Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have turned many social norms inside out. Your online friends may not be friends offline-and you may not be exactly whom you claim to be, either. How

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Dan Tynan

Microblogging offers companies major benefits

Many companies have begun using Twitter, the microblogging service, to send people brief messages and communicate with customers about new products or how to improve their services. The pool of users to communicate

Published on: September 26th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Four Twitter tips for doing business

Many companies have begun using Twitter, the microblogging service, to send people brief messages and communicate with customers about new products or how to improve their services.The pool of users to communicate with

Published on: September 16th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Twittering a funeral – one misguided Web 2.0 media experiment

Media organizations have taken heat in the past for experiments with overhyped 'Net technologies. The LA Times "wikitorial" and the elaborate yet empty Second Life press bureaus spring to mind. Visitors to the

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Ian Lamont

How to make the “information explosion” work for you

CIO Jeff Saper drives a hybrid car, favors service providers that use alternative energy and has launched many green IT initiatives at his strategic communications firm, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery LLC in New

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Web 2.0 sites uncover darker side of Beijing Olympics

With the eyes of the world turned to Beijing, human rights protesters and even bloggers detained by the Chinese government have been using various Web 2.0 tools to evade the country's notorious censors

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Let’s Twitterbug – Twitter users assailed by “Pied Piper” bug

In the famous legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin - 130 boys and girls, enticed by the Piper's haunting melody followed him out of town, where they were lured into a cave

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Robert McMillan

Six ways to increase your employability with social networking

It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lisa Schmeiser

How to win business and influence customers…with Twitter

Twitter, a social networking site that allows people to track each other by writing and exchanging short text messages, has spurred business technology leaders to investigate how they might utilize such a service

Published on: July 4th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Yahoo reorganizes to snap out of financial funk

Under fire from angry shareholders and rocked by a stream of high-profile executive departures, embattled Yahoo on Thursday announced another reorganization, its latest attempt to snap out of its years-long technology and financial

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook – your new emergency broadcast system?

When the hills of Southern California were burning last fall and residents fleeing the flames as communities were evacuated, Dominic Chan reached out to help – with Facebook. A college student at the

Published on: June 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

NASA brings social networking to Martians

"The parachute is open!!""Come on Rocketssssss!!!""I've landed !!!!!""Cheers! Tears! I'm here!"Those were the messages that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent out on micro-blogging site Twitter in a five-minute time span May 25 as

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Heather Havenstein and Jim Dalrymple