Don't Fall for the Latest Facebook Hoax

Don't Fall for the Latest Facebook Hoax

No, you can't declare the copyright of your Facebook photos and videos that you upload to the site in a status update. But that's what a lot of people think they're doing by publishing a viral status update that's making the rounds on...

Facebook Wants to Build Dissolving Data Centers

Facebook Wants to Build Dissolving Data Centers

Tech companies will spend a whopping $45 billion by 2016 to make data centers green, according to a report by Pike Research . But Facebook wants to take the concept of "green IT" a step further, by developing biodegradable data...

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Stats Soar on Election Day 2012

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Stats Soar on Election Day 2012

News outlets aren't the only entities rehashing election day results: Social sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are reliving the ups and downs of yesterday's election, releasing a number of social statistics. From what was trending...

If You Worked at Facebook, Would You Cash In on Monday?

If You Worked at Facebook, Would You Cash In on Monday?

Monday marks the day that many Facebook employees will rise and shine, singing a tune something like this:

Does Facebook’s Survey Mean It Really Does Care About You?

Does Facebook’s Survey Mean It Really Does Care About You?

When Facebook makes interface changes, people complain. Always.

How Would You Build Your Perfect Office Space?

How Would You Build Your Perfect Office Space?

If you're a fan of the movie "Office Space,” you'll remember the scene with the offending, abhorrent, impossible printer. (Some of the language in the clip above may be NSFW.) The chances are you've felt the same way about the...

How to Succeed at Social Business

How to Succeed at Social Business

When you hear the phrase "social media" in the context of work, words such as "time-sink" and "distraction" may come to mind. But utter that phrase inside some businesses, and you’ll hear words such as "productivity." Yes,...

Bogus Facebook Email Carries Malware

Bogus Facebook Email Carries Malware

Security firm Sophos is warning Facebook users to be wary of emails that appear to be from Facebook, notifying you that a friend has added a photo of you to his or her album.

Why IT Innovation Needs to Be Fun

Why IT Innovation Needs to Be Fun

This week I posted a story that took a deeper look into Facebook's famous hackathons : how they're organized, how they've grown and the lessons they've learned.

LinkedIn Connections: When to Accept or Reject

LinkedIn Connections: When to Accept or Reject

This morning, I saw the following tweet from a former colleague: A great question that got me thinking about my LinkedIn network. Years ago when I first joined LinkedIn, I was diligent about only accepting requests to connect from...

Facebook Testing Ads You Don't Want in Your News Feed

Facebook Testing Ads You Don't Want in Your News Feed

Ads in your Facebook News Feed aren't new: Earlier this year, Facebook launched Sponsored Stories —ads disguised as posts from a business page that display existing posts or activity that mention the business.

How to Stop the Facebook Baby Invasion

How to Stop the Facebook Baby Invasion

If you're not on the baby bandwagon—but aren't quite ready to quit Facebook over it—there's a new Google Chrome extension called UnBaby.me that "deletes babies from your news feed permanently" and replaces them with "awesome...

Social Media's Slumping Stock: It's Not Just Facebook

Social Media's Slumping Stock: It's Not Just Facebook

While Facebook's declining stock is grabbing most of the headlines, it's not alone. Four of the newest social companies to take the IPO plunge are faring similarly—or worse. Here's how they stack up.

Employee Education Is Key to Social Business Adoption

Employee Education Is Key to Social Business Adoption

Last week I posted a story about how TD Bank Group planned for, chose and launched its enterprise collaboration platform . Key to its success was the partnership IT had built with the business: The business supported the initiative...

Dumping Facebook: Why More People Are Leaving

Dumping Facebook: Why More People Are Leaving

In the last several months, I've had a handful of friends bid adieu to Facebook. I asked a few of them why they decided to leave:

Facebook Plays Big Brother, Monitors Chats and Posts

Facebook Plays Big Brother, Monitors Chats and Posts

You may go to great lengths to ensure your Facebook page is private. And while you can control who views your profile or photos, among other things, you can't control the technology that's monitoring your wall posts, chats and...

Facebook Slyly Changes Contact Emails, Angers Users

Facebook Slyly Changes Contact Emails, Angers Users

In typical Facebook fashion, the social network again angered its users when it discreetly made a change in profile information.

In Social Business 'Fast Is the New Strong'

"This game is not fast. This game is faster. Stronger. Fast is the new strong." That's how Nike Collaboration Director Richard Foo kicked off his keynote this morning at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Below is the clip he...

Sweden Teaches Us How Not to Do Social Media

Sweden Teaches Us How Not to Do Social Media

Oh, Sweden. What began as a progressive initiative swiftly devolved this week into a social media disaster when Sweden found itself in hot water—once again—over posts to its official Twitter account .

Twitter Takes Flight: Behind Its New Logo

Twitter Takes Flight: Behind Its New Logo

Chances are, if you saw any of the icons above, you'd know immediately they relate to Twitter: The blue, lower-case "t" in social sharing buttons, the name of Twitter spelled out in bubble font and, of course, the iconic bird.

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