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Social Media Gets Skewered on YouTube

These five videos poke fun at the demise of MySpace, your mom joining Facebook, a Social Media Addicts meeting and more.

'LinkedIn Labs' Showcases Experimental Projects

LinkedIn showcases experimental applications and projects via its new site LinkedIn Labs, where users can get their hands on new features.

Facebook Quick Tip: Control Apps Access To Your Data

Facebook launched a new feature this week that gives you a detailed overview of the data permissions that you've granted to apps. Here's how to find the new...

New Facebook Groups: 5 Key Facts

These step-by-step instructions will help you get the most out of Facebook's new features that let you share, chat and e-mail with small groups of friends.

Twitter Tips: 4 Ways to Revisit Your Twitter 'Firsts'

Remember when you used Twitter to detail every sandwich you ate for lunch? These four sites let you re-live your experiences as a Twitter virgin.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: 'Company Follow' Now Works Better

LinkedIn's newest tweak rolls out three changes that will benefit hiring managers and job seekers.

Google Labs: 5 New Tools to Try Now

Google Labs--the area Google reserves for applications and tools not yet ready for primetime--is constantly dishing up new features for all of us to try.

DEMO Fall 2010: 4 Social Startups to Watch

DEMO Fall 2010, which kicked off Tuesday in Santa Clara, Calif., ushered in a new class of startups--some in mobile, enterprise tech, cloud, consumer and social media.

Google Voice: 5 Truths Behind the Hype

Analysis: Why did Google add voice capability to Gmail -- and what's next? These five facts put the new Google Voice in perspective.


Location-Based Services: 5 Myths Debunked

With services such as Facebook's Places come many misconceptions about risks. Here's a look at what's true and false regarding location-based services.

Twitter Tips: How to Get Retweeted

Do some words in your tweets increase the odds that others will share your content? Yes: Check out this new tool.

Facebook's 4 Big Rivals in Location-Based Technology

The buzz is on Places, Facebook's new entry; but here's what the competition offers.

7 Strangest Facebook Apps

Facebook has been branded by many as a notorious waste of time, and welcoming these seven apps to its collection certainly hasn't helped its reputation. From photo-altering apps to random name generators, Facebook's Application Directory is chock full of absurd add-ons.

4 Facebook Apps to Improve Productivity--Really!

Think Facebook and productivity don't go together? These four Facebook apps help you streamline and simplify your browsing, share docs with Facebook contacts and more.

15 Free Online Collaboration Tools for Business

Whether your business is looking to start small or go big, many free tools can help jump-start your collaboration efforts. Here's a look at 15 of the best--some old, some new, some basic and some robust.