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One of the oldest and ongoing stories in social media over the past decade has been written by hackers. From supposed Nigerian princes looking for a few bucks to old friends contacting you on Facebook because they’re in a jam, hackers graduated from e-mail to social networks to prey on the unsuspecting. Recently, a hacker…

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During a meeting recently with a large PR agency discussing different approaches to social media, one of their executives described LinkedIn as “the sneaky social platform that no one is paying much attention to”. Not surprisingly, this caught my attention given LinkedIn has more than 100 million members, and I’ve never heard anyone describe it…

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Last month, GetHired.com launched and it is evolving the hiring and finding a job process; a process that most would agree has become rather stale and generic. GetHired is an interactive forum that lets users upload video resumes, and in turn, lets people looking to hire the opportunity to dig deeper than a paper resume….

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One of the more interesting developments during the last economic recession in 2008/2009 was how more people embraced LinkedIn to expand their networks. It made sense to grow personal networks – albeit a digital ones – because as people lost their jobs or became more concerned about the possibility of losing their jobs, they realized…

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Last week, we took a look at Unthink, which is looking to establish itself as an alternative social network to Facebook. As more people become concerned about Facebook’s dominance and approach to privacy, Unthink is looking to establish a foothold by giving users control over their profiles and all their information. So far, it has…

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At its core, social media is about connections, and the most powerful connections are the emotional variety. Facebook nails the emotional connection with expert precision, Twitter merely orbits it and LinkedIn is too professional and polished to allow for anything of the sort. Some believe that the next great social media treasure is right around…

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Two months after we looked at LinkedIn’s initial public offers, an increasing number of social media and Web companies are contemplating whether to do their own IPOs. If you take a step back and consider how far social media have come in recent years, the wave of IPOs is not that surprising. Some people believe we…

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Are we growing addicted to social media? Think about how much time you spend on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn and YouTube. And then think about whether the time spent has been growing. According to comScore, the average online user in the U.S. spends 16% of their time on social media – a 25% increase…

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LinkedIn’s spectacular debut as a publicly-traded company last week also delivered a lot of other food for thought, including whether the IPO market is ready to come back to life after being dormant for a long time. Another interesting topic is the impact LinkedIn’s IPO could have on the social media landscape. For the past…

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Despite the inroads made by social media and the growing number people embracing services as a daily part of their personal and professional lives, there is a one group social media has yet to really penetrate: C-suite executives. We’re talking about the people who run companies – chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial…

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