Social media’s instant reach threatens email

Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Max Spindle

With social media, numbers don’t matter; people do

People use social media to connect with friends, family and people of similar interests while social media experts focus on racking up numbers. Firms are coming to grips with the fact that the

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Max Spindle

The social network needs a good role model

Jim Estill has been a successful entrepreneur, a corporate leader and a seasoned triathlete, but few might have expected him to become a live-tweeter.And yet, as executives poured into Radio City Music Hall

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Shane Schick

LinkedIn the preferred social media platform for channel partners

Marketing has long been a challenge for many channel partners, especially for the smaller solution providers and resellers lacking extensive marketing resources. Social networking tools are changing that though, allowing partners to cost-effectively

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Government 2.0: How government can leverage social networking tools

As social networking Web sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and other social media tools such as Twitter, become more widely adopted in the government sector, software vendors and channel partners will play

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

The cost (and payoff) of investing in social media

Twitter grew 3,000 per cent in April. Facebook hosted 61.2 million visitors in March. LinkedIn counts 20 million users worldwide.With a potential audience that big, it's no wonder savvy entrepreneurs are looking to

Published on: June 26th, 2009 Lydia Dishman

The observations of a reluctant Twitter convert

The timing of this column is unfortunate. I don't like to jump on bandwagons by writing about what everyone else is writing about, and right now there seems to be a tremendous amount

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Grant Buckler

Is security ready for Web 2.0?

Attackers are now focused on compromising Web sites with good reputations. Of all the malicious Web sites out there, 77 per cent are legitimate Web sites that have been compromised, says Stephan Chenette,

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

Five ways to make the most of LinkedIn recommendations

Within your LinkedIn profile, recommendations, which you must seek out and approve from contacts of your choosing, give employers a fuller view of you as a direct report, boss, colleague, or client. They

Published on: February 20th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

When LinkedIn knows where you are

Within two years, I believe mobile social networking will become the most valuable business application since e-mail.Instant messaging started out as a social life booster for teens, but evolved into a vital form

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Mike Elgan

CES: Social networks need to prove their staying power

When an attendee at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday learned that the Caramel bar at the Bellagio hotel had mistakenly given someone else his corporate credit card, he didn't

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano