Stories by Kristin Burnham

In Pictures: Facebook IPO - the heftiest paydays

With a possible valuation of $US100 billion, Facebook's IPO filing could make a lot of people very, very rich (or richer). Here's a look at the breakdown of who could get what, from Mark Zuckerberg to Bono - yes, Bono.

Online privacy: How to block Google ads and adjust your settings

Sometimes the ads that appear in your Google search results or in Gmail are a bit of a mystery. That's why Google is now explaining how they work and rolling out two new features: one that gives you transparency into why the ads are appearing and one that lets you manage the ads that you see.

Google+ search gets two new features

Taking a page from Twitter, Google's new social network, Google+, is releasing two new features that will help users search posts more easily: real-time search results and improved hashtag support.

Facebook privacy: 11 settings to revisit now

With Facebook's constant stream of changes, keeping up with your privacy settings can be daunting. Here's a rundown of the newest features, what the changes mean to your privacy and how to update your settings.

Facebook tip: Restore your email notification settings

Facebook had a busy few weeks. It rolled out a new privacy suite and friends list feature, it redesigned the News Feed and announced new profiles. In the middle of those changes, Facebook also started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings.

Facebook subscriptions: 5 warnings

If you don't use it correctly, Facebook's new subscription feature can lead to a social networking mess: private posts and comments shown publicly, a cluttered news feed and spam.

Why you should include volunteer work on a resume

According to new research from LinkedIn, volunteering is just as beneficial to your career as it is to those you help. That's why it has rolled out a new profile section, "Volunteer Experience and Causes," to help you highlight how you've contributed to your community.

Summer of Google: 10 hot new features

Some businesses embraced the relaxed pace of summer, but not Google. Check out how Google was beating the heat and rolled out 10 new tools for shopping, tracking weather and more.

From Microsoft to Google Apps: Why we migrated

When Michael O'Brien joined Journal Communications in May 2010 as its new CIO, he had a stacked agenda. Journal Communications, a media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, understood the industry was changing and looked to O'Brien to spearhead the transformation.

10 tips for using Google+

You just got your hands on a Google+ invite, but what next? Check out these ideas to get started using Google's new social network.

LinkedIn tip: How to use the new job application feature

If you have empty fields in your LinkedIn profile, you might want to take some time to complete them. Professional networking site LinkedIn is rolling out a plug-in that lets jobseekers use their LinkedIn profile information to apply for positions right from an employer's Website with the click of a button.