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Five Facebook Timeline changes you can't wait to make

Facebook's new Timeline feature gives you seven days to make changes to your profile before it's pushed live. Here's a look at five things you can do -- from aesthetics to removing content -- in those seven days to get your profile ready for primetime.


Four Facebook security tips to stay safe in 2012

Facebook users need to take extra precautions and exercise better judgment to ensure their accounts -- and their personal information -- stay safe. Here are four ways to do so.


Social media disaster recovery: A first responder's guide

With social media, it's now become possible to turn what was once a verbal gaffe behind closed doors into a public peccadillo -- and you're going to have to clean it up, fast. How you do that, and how you guard more vigilantly against future mistakes, is a process that should be made part and parcel of the way you and your company handle social media.

Three Twitter security tips

Protect your Twitter account from hackers with these three simple tips.

Facebook Timeline: Important privacy settings to adjust now

With Facebook's new Timeline feature, every status update, wall post and photo ever posted since the day you joined Facebook becomes easily searchable to you and your friends. But there are ways to tweak your settings to control who sees what.

Facebook tip: Restore your email notification settings

Lost amid the uproar over other recent changes to its social networking service, Facebook has started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings. Want your old email notifications back in place? Here's how to do it, according to CIO's Kristin Burnham.

Five things to know about Facebook's new friend lists

Facebook has a new feature for automatically grouping friends into lists such as work, school, and family. CIO's Kristin Burnham goes over five important facts you need to know about the new friend lists before you get started.

How to use LinkedIn's new job application feature

If you have empty fields in your LinkedIn profile, you might want to take some time to complete them. LinkedIn is rolling out a plug-in that lets jobseekers use their profile information to apply for positions.

How to archive your tweets

Twitter's a great way to keep up on what's happening. But what about what happened a while ago? Kirk McElhearn looks at a few of the ways you can search and archive your past Twitter-stream.

Google+ Privacy: Five settings you need to know

CIO's Kristin Burnham looks at five important Google+ privacy settings that let you manage who can email you directly, how you're notified of Google+ actions, how to disable the Google+ service, and more.

How to back up your Gmail

Are you one network outage away from losing all your email archives? Joe Kissell shows you how to minimize your chances of losing email by backing up the contents of your Gmail account.

Facebook Video Calling: Get started, adjust privacy settings

CIO shows how easy it is to get started with Facebook's new video calling feature and walks you through the privacy issues you'll need to consider about the service.

How and why to search Twitter

Need to monitor tweets about a major event? Want to know when customers are griping about you? Learn how to search Twitter and you can.