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Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

The New Facebook: Three Easy Tips for Sorting Through the Noise

Thanks to Facebook's recent redesign, a massive amount of content continually flows down the middle of your Facebook homepage. How can you keep up with it, never mind find the bits you really want? From Friend Lists to RSS feeds, here are three great ways to ignore what you don't want and find what you do.

How to Improve Your Facebook Profile: Play it Smart With Friends and Potential Employers

Think LinkedIn is the only social network that potential employers use to find and judge you? Wrong. Here's how to improve your Facebook profile to be more considerate to your friends, plus play it safe and smart with present and future work colleagues.

Facebook Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

Facebook and other social networking sites can create an uncomfortable overlap between your personal and professional life. We show how to manage your Facebook profile so it can work for both business and pleasure.

Facebook How-To Tip: Do Damage Control on Unwanted Photos

While it's easy to control what information ends up on your Facebook profile, you can't control someone from posting a photo of you (even the not so flattering ones). In this Facebook tip of the week, we look at how you can minimize the damage.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage Applications on the New Facebook

Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage E-mail Notifications

In this Facebook tip of the week, learn about e-mail notifications, how to set them, and the important option that can help you stop damage from photos before it starts.

How to Move Photos from Picasa to Facebook

If you have Google's free photo-editing software Picasa, and you also use Facebook, it's easy to connect the two. In this Facebook tip of the week, we show you how to upload photos to your Facebook account from Picasa and share them with friends.

Facebook's New Search Engine: What You Need To Know

Facebook just made changes to its search tool that take clear aim at making the social network an alternative to Twitter for real-time conversations. But the best news is more the ability to search for content in your Facebook network of immediate friends.

Why CIOs Should Be On Facebook

When it comes to Facebook and LinkedIn, don't pick one or the other. CIOs and other business leaders should be on both.

Facebook and Twitter: Making Money Takes Back Seat to Growth Even in Economic Recession

Executives from Facebook and Twitter told Web 2.0 Summit attendees they were focused on growth and helping their users--rather than making money--despite the faltering economy.

LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Is the "Boring" Underdog Poised to Beat Its Flashy Competitor?

Despite the spotlight on Facebook and its massive user base, the social network's more professional competitor, LinkedIn, is poised for profitability and more immediate financial success. Analysts also say investors see revenue potential for LinkedIn that extends beyond advertising.

The Fragile Facebook Economy: Developers Struggle As Rules Change

Among the more than 650,000 developers who make a living in the ecosystem around Facebook, resentment is brewing. A redesign to the service several months ago has made it tougher to recruit new app users and make money. But Facebook says third-party developers will play a big role in the future.

Facebook Redesign: May Earn Thumbs Down from Ordinary Users

Facebook's new redesign, which rolls out to users in the coming weeks, will probably please social media evangelists and power users. But Joe Facebook? He may not like the new look as much.

Facebook Connect: What's Next for Your Facebook Info?

As more third-party websites sign onto Facebook's Connect program, early data shows those sites are reaping traffic and registration spikes. While Facebook has proceeded carefully with the handling of Connect users' personal data, analysts say the social network would have greater business opportunities if it could gain access to more data at partner sites.

Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

Facebook's Upcoming Privacy Changes: What You Need to Know

Think you've already ensured privacy on your Facebook posts? The social networking service is changing the privacy rules again. Here's a guide to the new settings and options.

Facebook Privacy: More Control for Users, Less Freedom for App Developers

Facebook recently announced that it will make more changes to its privacy settings and set tighter control over what pieces of data third-party applications can access.

Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer: Balancing Needs of Users with the Business of Social Networks

Facebook has built out some of the most sophisticated privacy settings for any social network. But CIO asked Chris Kelly, Facebook's chief privacy officer, are people actually using them? And if they are, what effect does that have on Facebook's business model?

Facebook Apps All Grown Up: Four to Watch

Down in Palo Alto this week, CIO.com's C.G. Lynch examined a slew of start-ups that have built cool features into apps and services that allow people and businesses to utilize Facebook for more than just games. Here are his favorites.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage Applications on the New Facebook

Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage Applications on the New Facebook

Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.

Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer Web and social technologies for CIO.com. She writes frequently on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. You can follow her on Twitter: @kmburnham.

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