Kristin Burnham

, Senior Writer


Kristin Burnham is an award-winning journalist and blogger who covers the ever-evolving social media and social business landscape for Her beat focuses on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, as well as social tools used within the enterprise.

As senior writer, Kristins articles showcase practical tips, tricks and tutorials for consumers and businesses alike, as well case studies that detail company successesor failuresin the Web 2.0 environment. In her blog, Social Media Matters, Kristin chronicles what's important and what isn't in social networking and consumer applications.

Kristin resides in Massachusetts and is an avid skier and Patriots fan.

5 Secrets to Corporate Social Media Success

You don't need a big budget to be successful with social media, according to Walmart's director of social strategy. Here are five steps your business can follow to reap the benefits.

How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

How Facebook Hashtags Impact Your Privacy

Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and other social networks, Facebook finally gets hashtags. Here's what you need to know about the new feature and a look at how it does--and doesn't--impact your privacy settings.

How to Export Your Google Reader Account

If you use Google Reader, you must say goodbye to the service on July 1. Here are step-by-step instructions for exporting your information to use with another RSS service.

3 New LinkedIn Features You Need to Know About

LinkedIn launches two-step verification, a redesigned 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' and adds the capability to upload photos, video and documents to your status updates. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

3 Common Enterprise Social Network Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Many businesses fight an uphill battle in their enterprise social network deployment: In fact, Gartner predicts that 80 percent of such initiatives fail. Here are the three most common obstacles businesses face and tips for how you can avoid them.

Employee-Business Disconnect on Social Tools Hinders Productivity

A new report from Microsoft finds that while executives are wary of social tools, they are what employees want--and are often already using whether IT knows it or not.

How to Import Your Tumblr Blog into WordPress

While Yahoo's acquisition of blogging site Tumblr will make a handful of people very happy, others are not convinced. Here's how to import your posts from Tumblr to WordPress.

The 4 Best Things About the Google+ Redesign

Google announced a complete overhaul of its social network, Google+, at this week's I/O conference in San Francisco. Here's an in-depth look at all the changes and why they make Google+ better.

How to Use Google Wallet With Gmail to Transfer Money

Integrating Google Wallet with Gmail makes sending and receiving funds as easy as sending an email. Here's what you need to know about the new feature.