Lisa SchmeiserContributor, Macworld

Lisa Schmeiser is a San Francisco-based reporter, editor and blogger. She also publishes a thrice-weekly news digest, So What, Who Cares? , and podcasts regularly at The Incomparable.

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How to be awesome on Twitter in 5 steps

Twitter's new features are making the network more welcoming to newbies, but there are some pitfalls to watch out for.

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5 little-known Facebook tips and tricks to make your News Feed less frustrating

With these quick fixes, using Facebook will be far less infuriating.

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Fining customers for negative Yelp reviews? Welcome to the future of big data

The one-two punch of consumers' eagerness to share their opinions and their unfamiliarity with business contracts spells opportunity for big data

BYOD blues: What to do when employees leave

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is gaining steam, thanks to the cost benefits and increased productivity that can come from allowing employees to provision their own technology. Mobile workers are more likely to put in more hours, so if your employees want to buy their own equipment and do more work on their own time, it's a win for the company.

How Twitter ruined 'Game of Thrones': A guide to social media spoiler etiquette

Haven't yet seen the TV episode everyone's talking about? Here are your best strategies for dodging spoilers on Twitter and Facebook.

Make your Twitter feed less annoying in 3 simple steps

A combination of lists and software clients can help you manage the social and informational irritants of Twitter.

Recycle your old tech gear

What to do with your old tech gear when it no longer works? Recycle it. We show you how and where to be responsible with outdated stuff.

Avoid gift card gotchas this holiday season

If your holiday shopping list includes gift cards for electronic retailers and other stores, here are some simple tips to make sure you're giving -- and receiving -- the most value.