Hands-on with 5 promising private social networks

Hands-on with 5 promising private social networks

A couple of weeks ago, a PR contact emailed me about a private social network. But he wrote the email, he said, only because I didn’t reply to his initial tweet on Twitter.

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

Social media is now embedded in our business workflows, our shopping habits, and our news sources. So it’s no wonder that Microsoft infused social media features into its Windows 8 contacts app, People.

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all remember the cliques that made up high school — the jocks, the brains, the cheerleaders and the marching band. Each had their own interests and personalities that set them apart.

How companies track you on the web [Infographics]

How companies track you on the web [Infographics]

Infographics on tracking users on the web by different companies.

Facebook makes you spend more, research shows

Facebook makes you spend more, research shows

Most of us use social media every day. Research shows this online networking makes people feel better about themselves. But could that positive feeling have a negative impact on behavior, making you spend more or even eat more?

Social Sentiment Takes Your Marketing To The Next Level

Social Sentiment Takes Your Marketing To The Next Level

With the onslaught of social media and social networks, customers have been empowered to express their sentiments anywhere, anytime. They communicate their opinions on blogs, product reviews, social and eCommerce sites and mainstream social channels such as tweet streams or Facebook status updates.

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.

What is the Role of HR in Enterprise 2.0?

What is the Role of HR in Enterprise 2.0?

Social media has proved pretty effective at changing the world and how we communicate with one another. It is also slowly changing our organisations, and as with any organisation, HR is right in the middle of the change.

Can Microsoft put their new enterprise jigsaw together?

Can Microsoft put their new enterprise jigsaw together?

The changing face of what businesses need is challenging to incumbent suppliers. Meanwhile, a new generation of innovation is flowering around simplicity.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Media Landscape

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Media Landscape

A few major social media websites, like MySpace andFacebook, have changed the way that people use the Internet and conduct business.

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

By law, U.S. citizens have a right to privacy about who they vote for. In the era of social networking, many choose not to keep it a secret.

Social networking in the workplace is coming of age

Social networking in the workplace is coming of age

The standard view of social networks in the workplace is that they are time vacuums. Facebook and Twitter are the ultimate procrastination tools; great for staying in touch with friends but the enemy of work productivity.