Stories by Kristin Burnham

LinkedIn tips for career success in 2012

When 80 percent of people reportedly don't know how to use LinkedIn properly, a New Year's resolution is born.

Written by Kristin Burnham07 Jan. 12 22:00

How to find the right LinkedIn group for you

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham14 Nov. 11 22:00

'We're nowhere near close to seeing a social revolution'

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham05 Nov. 11 22:00

How to block annoying invites on Facebook

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham26 Oct. 11 22:00

Why you need a mentor

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham24 Oct. 11 22:00

Facebook tip: Restore your email notification settings

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham27 Sept. 11 04:22

Facebook subscriptions: Five warnings

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham21 Sept. 11 22:00

Why you should include volunteer work on your CV

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham11 Sept. 11 22:00

The battle of the network sexes

Which gender reigns supreme in the world of online professional networking? According to new data from LinkedIn, it's the men.

Written by Kristin Burnham22 June 11 22:00

Facebook's CIO shares IT innovation successes and failures

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham03 June 11 01:18

How to get more Twitter followers: 5 do's and don'ts

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham23 April 11 04:33

Meet the Tinker Twins: A Unique Tech Emergency Duo

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham08 April 11 04:53

Gen Y vs. Gen X: Who causes more IT headaches?

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham06 April 11 05:30

Google Apps: How We Convinced the C-Suite

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham18 March 11 09:23

LinkedIn gets sticky

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.

Written by Kristin Burnham09 March 11 22:00