Stories by Kristin Burnham

5 Google+ tips for Advanced Users

In just two weeks, Google's new social network, Google+, has amassed millions of early adopters. Whether you joined the site when it first launched or just received an invitation, there's a lot to learn, from setting up your account to adjusting your privacy settings.

Men versus women

Which gender reigns supreme in the world of online professional networking? According to new data from LinkedIn, it's the men - both in the United States and across the globe.

Google mobile tips: 2 new ways to search faster

Google has been busy beefing up its mobile offerings lately. In the last several weeks, it's announced a mobile payment system, Google Wallet; a new bus-tracking system that uses Google Maps; as well as a revamped Google Docs app for Android devices.

Facebook Groups gets update; "Like Button 2.0" and more

Facebook's "Groups" feature was first announced in October 2010, to reduce the need for Facebook users to share everything with everyone, when they really only want to share something with select "Friends," according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

How to get more Twitter followers: 5 do's and don'ts

Twitter has evolved into one of the most popular, go-to tools when it comes to reaching broad audiences, whether you're promoting content, branding yourself as an expert in a field or networking with individuals who share similar interests.

Gen Y vs. Gen X: Who causes more IT headaches?

You've heard the Gen Y stereotypes before: They're lazy workers, exude entitlement and have been reared on social technologies that they bring into the workplace, whether IT departments like it or not.

Facebook tip: Enable encryption to avoid privacy glitch

Yet another reason to take extra precautions while browsing Facebook arose today as reports surfaced that traffic destined for Facebook from AT&T's servers took a misguided loop through China and South Korea this week.