Social Networking

How Twitter Can Earn You That Next Great Job

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Using Twitter to Get a Tech Job from Dice There’s a lot of demand these days for qualified tech pros, but there are also a lot of tech pros out there hunting for jobs. Twitter can prove an effective tool for standing out from the crowd. This handy guide offers tips on everything from using the social network to better attract the attention of tech employers, to creating the right mix of personal/professional Tweets, to crafting a profile that shows… continue…

SourceForge Interview: Enterprise Social Collaboration

Posted In Working in Tech
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Over at SourceForge, the July Project of the Month (as elected by the community) is eXo, described as “a highly customizable, social-collaboration enterprise platform.” One of the project’s managers, Patrice Lamarque, talked with SourceForge about the project’s history and direction. Tell me about the eXo project, please. eXo produces a social collaboration platform for the enterprise, with software and add-ons. Large and medium-sized companies that desire social collaboration within their information system or that build an online community, social intranet, or a… continue…

‘Knozen’ App Lets You Post Co-Worker Ratings

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Do you have a clear idea of how your co-workers view you? If you don’t, you might soon, if they take up Knozen, an iOS app–an Android version is in the works–that lets users rate their colleagues anonymously by displaying images of two people and asking yes-or-no questions such as “Which person is friendlier?” or “Who is more likely to leave work early for a date?” Click here to see iOS jobs. Sounds dicey. But the company says at least… continue…

Don’t Rely on Social Networking Alone

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Tip of the Day For your networking efforts to be effective, they have to take place in the real world. Put another way, you can’t build relationships by hiding in your office or relying on social media. Meaningful relationships are built face-to-face, and it’s from those meaningful relationships that your network derives its value. Although social media can help you identify contacts and share status updates, you need face time to get to know people and develop trust. Go to… continue…

Twitter’s Rumored New Design Hints at Need for More User Data

Why would Twitter so radically change its interface? The answer, of course, is money. continue…

Facebook 10 Years Later: From Dorm Project to Giant

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In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t think thefacebook.com would radically change the Web. Boy, was he wrong. continue…

Facebook Wants to Become Your Daily Paper

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Facebook’s Paper app is part of the social network’s aggressive attempt to make itself into a content hub. continue…

Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to ‘Glue’ Internet of Things Together

Facebook’s services “should automatically extend to the Internet of Things,” he reportedly told a meeting of the Open Compute Project. continue…

Facebook Isn’t In a Death Spiral

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A new study suggests that Facebook, like a highly infectious disease, will “burn out” over the next few years. That’s probably not the case. continue…

How to Opt Out of Google’s New Gmail/G+ Integration

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The mass integration of Google+ contacts into Gmail could raise some privacy concerns. continue…