Stories by Kristin Burnham

Twitter tips: Enabling mobile notifications; vital shortcuts

When you're on a business trip, running errands or on vacation, you probably don't have the same access to a computer as you do during the workday. But if you tweet on the go or like to keep up with your Twitter followers outside of work, mobile access to Twitter is essential.

Written by Kristin Burnham25 Nov. 10 05:33

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Our slideshow series picks apart tech's most infamous CEOs. Today, Mark Zuckerberg, it's your turn. This will be less painful than the movie. We promise.

Written by Kristin Burnham24 Nov. 10 06:39

Facebook Messages: 3 reasons to say no

Facebook's widely anticipated announcement Monday might have come as a surprise to some. It didn't, after all, announce a new e-mail service as many people had speculated. Not really, anyway.

Written by Kristin Burnham17 Nov. 10 01:26

Manage your personal online brand: 3 must-do steps

Managing your personal brand isn't just about monitoring your reputation, it's about achieving recognition and visibility within your company and positioning yourself for future job opportunities, says Dan Schawbel, personal branding expert and author of Me 2.0: Four Steps to Building Your Future.

Written by Kristin Burnham16 Nov. 10 05:54

5 LinkedIn privacy settings you need to know

Many regard LinkedIn as the "safe" social network -- there are no games that jeopardise your privacy, you aren't posting incriminating photos of last weekend's Halloween party and you're not TKTKTKTK. But that's no reason to ignore the privacy and account settings that LinkedIn has in place.

Written by Kristin Burnham03 Nov. 10 07:31

The four biggest mistakes businesses make on Twitter

Your business finally joined Twitter -- great, right? You started strong, growing your followers quickly. You tweeted consistently, pushing out a handful of updates each day. But now things have slowed down -- your followers have trailed off. Your retweets are few and far between. And -- oops -- it's been a few days since your last tweet.

Written by Kristin Burnham28 Oct. 10 06:05

Four new ways to customize your LinkedIn profile

With more than 80 million registered users worldwide, making your profile stand out among LinkedIn's crowd can be difficult. That's why the professional social network has rolled out a number of features to help you get noticed: LinkedIn Apps give hiring managers a better peek into your work life; reordering your profile sections gives you more control over what you deem is important; and Company Follow gives you an inside look at companies' business opportunities and job leads.

Written by Kristin Burnham21 Oct. 10 04:34

Facebook quick tip: 3 More ways to shore up security

Yes, Facebook has made some privacy mistakes. But to its credit, the social networking giant has been busing rolling out update after update in an effort to win back its users' trust.

Written by Kristin Burnham20 Oct. 10 04:38

'LinkedIn labs' showcases experimental projects

Three years ago, LinkedIn began holding "InDays"-a day once a month when LinkedIn employees were encouraged to spend their time researching, learning and developing outside their normal routine. Part of the InDay was dedicated to Hackday-a contest for employees where teams were given five minutes to demo their "hack" in front of the entire company and a panel of judges, which had two minutes to ask questions.

Written by Kristin Burnham15 Oct. 10 05:43

Facebook Quick Tip: Control Apps Access To Your Data

Facebook knows you want more control over your information. That's why it announced this week a new dashboard under your privacy settings that gives you visibility into how applications-think games, productivity apps and business tools-use your data.

Written by Kristin Burnham09 Oct. 10 02:20

New Facebook groups: 5 key facts

Facebook unveiled yesterday a new feature on its site that lets you share, chat and e-mail with small groups of friends. Groups, which differs from another feature with the same name, is designed for a small number of people who know one another--think families and coworkers. Here, you can share pictures, comments and articles privately with only the people in the group. The former group pages, which targeted large communities of people with a common interest, will still be active.

Written by Kristin Burnham08 Oct. 10 05:24

Twitter tips: 4 ways to revisit your Twitter 'firsts'

Remember when you were a Twitter newbie and didn't know your @ Mentions from your Direct Messages? Or, (cringe) when you chronicled for a week precisely what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner because that's what you thought Twitter was all about?

Written by Kristin Burnham06 Oct. 10 05:33

LinkedIn's new face: Tour 'signal's' 6 key features

LinkedIn announced the launch of Signal today, a new product aimed at making it easy for professionals to view streaming updates and news. The interface, which is characteristic of Facebook's News Feed and Twitter's website, features streaming updates from your contacts, category filters to sort these updates and a sidebar displaying trending links.

Written by Kristin Burnham30 Sept. 10 08:59

How CIOs Use Twitter: 5 Facts

CIOs have been slow to adopt Twitter-in one survey, 65 per cent admit they have never used the microblogging service. But those who have joined Twitter say they are tweeting more than they did last year, are seeing a tangible return on investment and view Twitter as a useful business tool. This, according to a new survey by Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, which surveyed 75 CIOs.

Written by Kristin Burnham25 Sept. 10 03:33

DEMO Fall 2010: 4 Social Startups to Watch

DEMO Fall 2010, which kicked off Tuesday in Santa Clara, Calif., ushered in a new class of startups -- some in mobile, enterprise tech, cloud, consumer and social media -- all vying for a prize of $1 million in funding.

Written by Kristin Burnham17 Sept. 10 06:18