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  • 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract Holiday Shoppers

    By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 25 November, 2014 01:55

    How can social media help businesses drive traffic to their ecommerce or bricks-and-mortar sites this holiday season? CIO.com posed that question to dozens of marketers and social media experts. Following are their top seven strategies for how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to engage customers and get them -- and their friends -- to check out (and hopefully buy) your holiday offerings.

  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    By Zach Miners | 24 May, 2014 04:00

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

  • How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

    By Kristin Burnham | 26 June, 2013 18:22

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

  • How-to: Get started with MySQL

    By Paul Venezia | 15 November, 2012 11:13

    An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MySQL database server, along with phpMyAdmin, on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

  • Should I protect my tweets?

    By Phil Shapiro | 23 February, 2011 09:14

    When I signed up for a Twitter account in the summer of 2009 I spent some time thinking about whether or not I should protect my tweets. As a novice Twitter user, I had to decide whether the benefits of protecting my tweets outweighed the drawbacks. Looking back, I do not regret my decision to protect my tweets, and I'll tell you why.

  • Facebook social inbox: What you need to know about messages

    By Kristin Burnham | 12 January, 2011 10:25

    Back in November 2010, Facebook announced plans for a "social inbox" -- a space that would serve as a hub for all communications that people use online or via mobile phones, ranging from text messages and chat messages to e-mail messages, too.

  • Facebook Ads secrets from an insider

    By Elsa Wenzel | 16 September, 2010 15:05

    Many people log on to Facebook primarily for fun, but businesses are increasingly turning to the social networking site as an advertising gold mine. By placing ads on Facebook, you can zero in on a select portion of some half a billion users according to their interests and demographics.

  • How to choose who sees your photos on Facebook

    By Chris Byers | 18 August, 2010 03:17

    QUESTION: I signed up for a Facebook account and uploaded some photos to my profile. I was soon contacted out of the blue by someone I didn't want to hear from and who I didn't know could see my photos and profile. I've been told that I should stop using Facebook, but will I still be able to see my photos if I cancel my account, and how can I make sure no one else can see them?