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  • Facebook Tips: Staying Safe While Using Games and Apps

    If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to remove deceiving mobile subscriptions and "scammy" offers that lure players to register for services in exchange for game currency, which helps players to advance in the game.

    Kristin Burnham | 13 Nov | Read more

  • Survey: Facebook, Twitter banned by most employers

    Employers are increasingly putting the brakes on employee use of social networking sites on the job, according to a new survey. The research, released Wednesday by ScanSafe, a provider of SaaS Web security, said its data shows more employers are blocking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The results run counter to a story published by CSO in March 2009 that cites research which found most employers do allow access to Web 2.0 in the office.

    Joan Goodchild | 20 Aug | Read more

  • TechCrunch quits trickling Twitter docs

    TechCrunch concluded its days-long drip of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/168462/twitter_hacked_secrets_to_be_revealed.html?tk=rel_news">stolen Twitter documents</a> with details on the company's conversations with Google and Microsoft.

    Jared Newman | 18 Jul | Read more

  • 5 Facebook, Twitter scams to avoid

    <em>According to research recently conducted by security firm Webroot, approximately three in ten social network users have experienced some form of a security attack, such as a virus infection or a phishing scam, on a social network in the last year. As the popularity of these social networks explodes, and more organizations ease restrictions among employees (See: ), they become more attractive for criminals seeking access to private information that can be used for profit. CSO asked two social network security experts for some of the latest scams found on Facebook and Twitter, and how to recognize and avoid them (For more tips to stay safe see: Seven Deadly Sins of Social Networking).</em> <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/482963/Facebook_Twitter_LinkedIn_Security_Pros_Warm_to_Web_._Access"/>

    Joan Goodchild | 14 Jul | Read more

  • Twitter quitters just don't get it

    A Nielsen report this week revealed that Twitter has an uncanny knack for hemorrhaging users. In fact, some 60 percent of new users bail on the service within a month. For those of us who've been tweeting for a couple of years, this isn't exactly a shocker. Many longtime users have gone through that initial period of wondering what, if any, use Twitter might be. And maybe it's better for everyone if those who don't get it refrain from tweeting until they do.

    Robert Strohmeyer | 30 Apr | Read more

  • Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects

    While Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks have been wildly popular with consumers, efforts to measure the technology's success for businesses have returned mixed results. In fact, recent research from the Burton Group indicates that business leaders have struggled to define best use cases, measure their success and chart returns on investment.

    C.G. Lynch | 24 Apr | Read more

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