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Why Entrepreneurs Can't Solicit Funds Via Facebook And LinkedIn

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am frequently asked if it's okay to raise funds on Facebook or LinkedIn. The short answer is no. Here's what you should know.

Cultivating Contagion in the Social Media Sphere

Rishi Dave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rishi Dave

Direct conversations with your customers are incredibly powerful, but the seeming lack of control can be unnerving. So how can you engage at a meaningful level?

The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

Will Facebook Replace Labor Unions?

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayes

While the hidebound institution of the union will become less relevant, organized labor as a force will become more powerful in years to come. Things will just happen differently.

Twitter and JPMorgan?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s new fund that invests in social media companies is in talks to buy a minority stake in Twitter, according to p...

LinkedIn Blocked In China, Users Report

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Social networking service LinkedIn appears to be the latest casualty in the Chinese government's crackdown on social media sites as part of efforts to...

Can Social Media Get You Fired?

Lewis Maltby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lewis Maltby

Indeed, it can. You may want to think twice before posting about the horribleness of your job or your boss' lack of basic managerial skills.

Manage Your Company's Online Identity -- Or The Competition Will Manage It For You

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

The online identity, or "o-dentity," of your business can help or hinder its bottom line. Yet, too many executives fail to safeguard their company's online reputation.

How To Transform Facebook Friends Into Sales

Robert Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Ball

Remember and focus solely on the most important value proposition and monetization opportunity social media offers: reach prospects and customers where they are and how they want to be reached.

Now Selling on the Web: You

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

When I post a photo of my two-year-old daughter on Facebook, I expect "likes." I expect comments about how cute she is. And if I don't get them, I consider the sales effort to be a failure.

Five Ways to Gain Experience on Your Resume Before Graduation

Kristen Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kristen Durkin

Gen Y has been exposed to the harsh realities of the current economic climate. Here are five ways college students can increase their depth of experience and stand out on a resume.

Your Name, Your Privacy: Data Privacy Day 2011

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As more of our societal interaction includes an online component, we must ensure that we are paying attention every time we hit that "enter" key.

LinkedIn Files For IPO

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Developing: More information to come. LinkedIn has just filed for its IPO. As TechCrunch initially reported, and the company's official blog confirm...

What's The Best Way To Increase The Size Of Your Network?

Scott Gerber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

What is the best way to increase the size of my network? How can I get myself and my brand in front of people?

Has the Business Card Finally Had Its Day?

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Miah

How should we regard the business card in a digital age? For a few years now, I have been photographing business cards. but today, I decided that they should go into the public domain.

Facebook Derivatives? As Shares Soar, Investors Cash In

bloomberg.com | Ari Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc.'s surging valuation is spurring shareholders to slice and dice their stock, giving investors everywhere from Sili...

How to Repair a Damaged Online Reputation

Dorie Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dorie Clark

What can you do if your online reputation has been damaged, whether by others or your own mistakes? Here are four strategies to hasten your comeback.

Too Much Content: A World of Exponential Information Growth

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The level and rate of change that we are experiencing today is likely to accelerate over the next 50-100 years. How do we value 'things' when knowledge is pervasive?

Cleaning Up Your Online Image: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.02.2011 | Small Business

You would never let your front porch or storefront become dilapidated. You would never hand out a crumpled resume or business card. And you would neve...

LinkedIn Plans To Go Public In 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK (By Nadia Damouni) - LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, plans to go public in 2011 and has selected its financial under...

Stock Trading In Private Companies Draws Scrutiny

AP | Peter Lattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the booming trade in the privately held shares of popular social networki...

Avoid These 10 Overused Terms on Your LinkedIn Profile

Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

So you just so happen to be a "results-oriented" "problem solver" with a "proven track record"? Sorry, Charlie: On LinkedIn, so is everyone....

Tweeting Rules May Leave Brokers With Little To Say To Clients

Bloomberg | Danielle Kucera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter are redefining the way businesses reach their customers. Securities firms are largely absent from the ...

Top 3 Elements of Your Bestseller Campaign

Peggy McColl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peggy McColl

Remember, writing the book is only 5% of becoming a well-known author, 95% is marketing.

Five Reasons Why Ignoring Social Media Is Dangerous

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Johansmeyer

The conventional wisdom that says missing the boat on something isn't inherently damaging is wrong. Not getting involved in social media marketing is risky, and here are five unavoidable reasons why.