Posts Tagged social networking

Solicit recommendations using LinkedIn

Whether you apply for a job or pitch for freelance work, good reviews of your previous efforts can help convince people to pay for your services. Those reviews can carry extra weight if the people who read them can easily find out who gave them.

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Find information in LinkedIn

To network effectively using LinkedIn, make sure you can find and exploit its powerful search tool. As you build your network and do research, you’ll use it often. Find people in LinkedIn The top right hand corner of your LinkedIn home page has a search bar that,

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Protect your information: lie

Walmart got hacked by a security expert at a recent conference. The story was both funny and instructive, but it wasn’t funny for the Walmart employee duped into giving up all sorts of information the security expert could use to gain access to Walmart systems. (The security

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Create a LinkedIn custom URL

A URL (uniform resource locator) is the address of a web site. For instance, you can find the Google search engine at the URL www.google.com. To make it easier for people to find your LinkedIn profile, you can change the URL they would need to type. For

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Create a LinkedIn profile

Creating a LinkedIn profile can seem like a lot of work, but if you know what you want to accomplish using LinkedIn, you can tailor your profile to help you accomplish these objectives. Don’t worry if your profile information feels incomplete. You can revise it over time

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Using LinkedIn: your game plan

LinkedIn is the premier business networking website, yet compared to the millions of people who have LinkedIn profiles, few of these people use it effectively. Before you build your LinkedIn profile, make sure you have a plan in place: your personal business plan, or business vision. This

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Fighting social network spam

Spam isn’t just for email anymore. It can come at you from social networks you belong to as well. Fortunately, you can effectively deal with social network spam using a little knowledge and a few good habits.

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Use a few keywords to find Internet gold

Ever wonder how easy it is to research people using the Internet? “Several years ago, default privacy settings on social net-working sites were set to no privacy,” says Brian Vail, an Edmonton-based partner at Field Law. “It was a gold mine.” A gold mine, that is, for

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Pinterest – a legal view

Social networking site Pinterest has recently catapulted to prominence, reaching the rarefied heights occupied by the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. I joined in response to a couple of “invitations” but I can’t say I’ve made much use of it yet. My focus is on Linkedin,

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Not just for kids anymore: Bad behaviour is bad behaviour in real life or online

Create social media policies to guide your staff Being social has never been a fad. We’re all social creatures. We naturally reach out to others, whether in person, on the phone or by using technology such as social media. We’re also litigious creatures, so it’s little wonder

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