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How to Build a Social Media Brand

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Building a social media brand is a major factor in small business success, but the key is being niche focused.

LinkedIn Investigating Reports Of 6.5 Million Stolen Passwords

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology

The social networking site LinkedIn said Wednesday it is looking into reports that 6.5 million user passwords have been leaked. "Our team continue...

Gerry Smith

LinkedIn's iPhone App Sparks Latest Privacy Controversy Over Mobile Devices

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology

Security researchers have discovered a feature on LinkedIn's iPhone and iPad app that sends detailed information from users' calendars to the company'...

Millions Of LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked

techcrunch.com | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

If you’re a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now — according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million e...

See Me, Feel Me, Like Me, Retweet Me

Howard Sherman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
Howard Sherman

I must confess, in my early days on Twitter, I trawled for followers by asking others to help be reach some round-numbered goal. But I've realized how desperate I may have sounded for approval, for achievement.

Bank Regulators Still Learning To 'Like' Social Media

Reuters | Jason Wallace Suzanne Barlyn | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

By Jason Wallace and Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - As the securities industry finally warms up to using social media sites such as Faceboo...

Buon Compleanno, Sonar!

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Five and a half decades later, it's a different world -- one that sees, say, a couple billion mobile app downloads per month, and NYC-based Sonar is looking to make its own mark on how people link up.

Who Owns Your Business-Related Social Media?

Jim Thomas | Posted 07.18.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. It's your failure to be clear about, or even consider, ownership of the business connections represented by social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Last Night, I Dreamed That I Was Goldman Sachs' Social Media Manager...

April Rudin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
April Rudin

One of the stories pinging around on the Internet a couple of weeks ago was Goldman Sachs' plan to hire a social media community manager. While most c...

Would You Put Your Resume On Pinterest?

The Grindstone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women

First there were paper resumes, then website resumes, and then LinkedIn resumes. And now it seems Pinterest resumes may be the next iteration in the e...

LinkedIn Announces Major Purchase

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — LinkedIn Corp. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit more than doubled, and the business networking company is buy...

Your Story Is Your Brand

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

I nearly shouted. "Everyone says the same things -- savvy, strategic, seasoned, results-oriented, hard-charging, self-motivated, blah blah blah. Adjectives aren't going to do it. You're going to have to tell your story."

Three Groups of People You Must Know to Succeed in College and Beyond

Isa Adney | Posted 06.28.2012 | College
Isa Adney

The truth is: people are the answer to success in any area -- especially college. In order to succeed you must know how to cultivate your community.

LinkedIn iPad App Now Available For Mobile Professionals

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- LinkedIn users can now access the professional social network on their iPad with an application launched Thursday. The free app is availa...

In the Era of Online Networking, Offline Connections Are More Powerful Than Ever

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Lee Nutter

I run a media consulting business in New York. I have a full roster of (phenomenal) clients. And yet I am not on Facebook. I do not Tweet. I am not LinkedIn.

Social Media: The Inscrutable Bubble! When the Bubble Bursts, Does It Make a Sound?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Eric Yaverbaum

I maintain that there was never a bubble; at least, not in the sense that we call any market conditions a "bubble."

The 10 Most Connected Hispanics on LinkedIn

Raymond J. Arroyo | Posted 06.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Raymond J. Arroyo

I thought it would be beneficial, informative, and maybe even fun to do a series where I interview several of these social media mavens. I would translate their best ideas on how to leverage LinkedIn to help meet your professional and personal goals.

Facebook: Is It Only A "Recreational" Drug For Social Media?

April Rudin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
April Rudin

If your firm is not fully engaged with each of these powerful tools, it is a losing effort to both attract new clients and retain existing ones. These platforms work because users are so addicted to them and it's now time for financial services firms and others to get addicted to them too.

Stairway to Heaven

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Is it possible there is some truth to the ascension of our own spirit by way of this support system we know as the "stairway"? What would it take to purify the soul in order to begin progression of such journey while here on Earth?

When to Buy Linkedin Stock

Andrew Weinreich | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology
Andrew Weinreich

So was there some functional or scalability benefit to Linkedin in designing the 500 threshold or was Linkedin trying to encourage exactly the competitive behavior that motivated me to add contacts at a rapid clip?

7 Tips To Create A Great LinkedIn Profile

One Thing New | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Kimberly Weisul | One Thing New One of the great things about being a reporter is that, quite literally, I learn something new every day. Here's ...

Should You Ditch Facebook And Head To A Bar?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 05.18.2012 | Small Business

Relationships that lead to new business can happen just about anywhere -- even in bars and bathrooms, according to a new survey from Manta. In fact, s...

Prospective Employees: Please Show Me Your Facebook Page

Gene Marks | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When someone applies to work at my company, I want to see what they're up to on Facebook.

Citizen Philanthropy: You Don't Need Mega Bucks To Have A Mega Impact

Toan Lam | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

When you hear the word philanthropy, what comes to mind? Older. Richer. Later. Larger? Not anymore. A recent experience inspired me to drop the p...

Screening Job Applicants Through Facebook for Jobs Has Been a Dirty Little Secret for Years!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.