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  • Social Intelligence Improves Enterprise Social Media Monitoring in Hiring

    Haven’t you ever wished some social media users used a little intelligence when posting updates to Facebook or Twitter? You’re not the only one. Now, thanks to Social Intelligence, a Santa Barbara-based startup, companies can conduct social media background checks as way for them to monitor their employees' online

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  • WorkSimple Meets Goal, Releases New Features

    Despite the recent move to a freemium model, WorkSimple (news, site) continues to add features to its platform. And yet the question remains: Is WorkSimple social goals management or micromanagement-as-a-service? I will be honest.

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  • Facebook Chat Now Available in Hotmail Inboxes Everywhere

    When it was first announced that Hotmail would offer Facebook chat access from within the inbox, it was only available to six different regions.This week the Hotmail team has expanded the feature to reach customers worldwide. Dick Craddock, Group Program Manager for Windows Live Hotmail, fully admits that Gmail beat

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  • Facebook Faces Privacy Challenges in Japan

    Facebook (news, site ) might be the Internet's billion-dollar baby, but the social networking giant is not exactly a Goliath in the land of the rising sun.

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  • LinkedIn Takes the Plunge, Files for IPO

    And the winner for first social media platform to go public is... LinkedIn! What was rumored to happen within the first three months of this year was officially set in motion last night when the social business network  filed a registration statement with the SEC.  The Deets As per usual

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  • Facebook: How to Enable SSL for Your Account

    Cool news: Facebook finally rolled out a secured browsing option (https). Typical news: Users have to manually activate it.  In spite of a virtual ton of criticism and the usual bad press surrounding Facebook's security/privacy choices, the company's official announcement of the new option remained cool:  If you’ve ever done your shopping or banking online, you may have noticed a small “lock” icon appear in your address bar, or that the address bar has turned green. This indicates that your browser is using a secure connection (”HTTPS”) to communicate with the website and ensure that the information you send remains private. Facebook currently uses HTTPS whenever your password is sent to us, but today we’re expanding its usage in order to help keep your data even more secure. Starting today we’ll provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS. You should consider enabling this option if you frequently use Facebook from public Internet access points found at coffee shops, airports, libraries or schools.  Activate It! To manually

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  • One Year Later: Revisiting FINRA's Social Media Usage Guidelines

    A year ago FINRA, the regulator that oversees brokers and other financial advisors, released guidelines for social media usage. Since then, financial advisors have carefully tip-toed into the social media landscape, thanks to financial networking sites like LinkedFA.com and Smarsh. A Year of Avoiding & Embracing Social Media Smarsh reports that

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  • Klout Determines Social Rank, Lands US $8.5M in Funding

    If you're wondering what it'll take to make it in 2011's Social Web circle, turn to Klout. The online influence measuring company is one of the first to be funded this year by the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sFund  ("social" + "fund"), a US$ 250 million dollar social

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  • LinkedIn Races to Beat Facebook at Going Public

    While there's been a lot of talk about Facebook going public this year, this week the rumor mill suggests LinkedIn might be the first social networking company to file an IPO. Here's a look at why this might be a crucial move for the business network.

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  • 2011: Google to Officially Lose Out On Social

    Try as it might, Google hasn't seen much success in the social realm: Wave totally bit it, Buzz has had lukewarm reception, and we're still not sure whether or not the Internet giant's rumored social network will amount to anything more than a pipe dream.

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  • Social Business Lands US$ 30 Million in Funding

    Evidently it's never too soon for big moves in social business. Four days into the new year, Dachis Group, a social business design firm, has received US$ 30 million dollars in a single round of venture funding.   Dachis Group's aim is to introduce large corporate enterprises to social technology.

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  • A Sneak Peek into Facebook's Secret Projects

    An early Christmas came to Facebook fans last week when a staff member accidentally leaked various product prototypes and works in progress. The entire platform went out of service for approximately an hour in response to the leak, but the damage had been done.

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  • Twitter Pushes Social Media Marketing with Revamped Site

    Rumors of Twitter's slowing progress were all over the Web this week, but recent news gives reason to believe the microblogging king will still be on top in 2011.

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  • Zuckerberg Named Person of the Year, and He Deserves it

    You've undoubtedly heard the news: Facebook's 26-year-old co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was named TIME  magazine's Person of the Year 2010. Naturally the whole Web is freaking out, but let's take a look at why the choice makes sense.

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