When 80 percent of people reportedly don't know how to use LinkedIn properly, a New Year's resolution is born.
Stories by Kristin Burnham
With more than 1.1 million LinkedIn Groups, users are bound to find professionals that share similar interests and goals - LinkedIn has groups for CIOs, IT professionals, social media enthusiasts and more.
As Facebook and other social networks have grown in popularity, businesses have started looking for ways to leverage them within the enterprise. The result: an influx of social software companies vying for a spot in business' technology portfolios, and IT and business executives scrambling to map out long-range plans.
You probably have a handful of Facebook friends who play endless games of Mafia Wars or Farmville and consistently send you invitations to join them. Or, you may have a friend who works as an event promoter and sends you invites to events halfway across the country that clearly you won't be attending.
According to professional social network LinkedIn, mentors play a key role in helping women "shatter the glass ceiling." In a new study, however, LinkedIn found that nearly 20 percent of respondents never had a mentor.
Facebook had a busy few weeks. It rolled out a new privacy suite and friends list feature, it redesigned the News Feed and announced new profiles. In the middle of those changes, Facebook also started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings.
If you don't use it correctly, Facebook's new subscription feature can lead to a social networking mess: private posts and comments shown publicly, a cluttered news feed and spam.
According to new research from LinkedIn, volunteering is just as beneficial to your career as it is to those you help. That's why it has rolled out a new profile section, "Volunteer Experience and Causes," to help you highlight how you've contributed to your community.
Which gender reigns supreme in the world of online professional networking? According to new data from LinkedIn, it's the men.
Roam the open, warehouse-style headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, Calif., and you'll see posters on nearly every wall encouraging innovation. One in particular reads, "Move fast and break things" -- a principle that Facebook CIO Tim Campos says is core to the success of his 65-person IT team.
Twitter has evolved into one of the most popular, go-to tools when it comes to reaching broad audiences, whether you're promoting content, branding yourself as an expert in a field or networking with individuals who share similar interests.
They don't wear capes nor do they have any magic powers, but some IT execs may think of them as superheroes. Identical twins Chris and Greg Tinker, master technologists at Hewlett-Packard, thrive in the heat of the moment, excel in quelling frayed nerves and resolve the toughest, most unexpected IT problems.
You've heard the Gen Y stereotypes before: They're lazy workers, exude entitlement and have been reared on social technologies that they bring into the workplace, whether IT departments like it or not.
Joe Fuller, CIO at Dominion Enterprises, had a mess to clean up. Built through a series of 150 acquisitions, the marketing services company was burdened by inefficiencies, disparities and siloed data. As the economy continued to tank in 2010, the company started to feel the weight of hosting e-mail in 24 separate locations, which posed a multitude of support and integration issues, Fuller says.
LinkedIn has launched a beta product called "LinkedIn Today"- a social news service that aggregates the top headlines and stories related to your industry and based on what your connections share.