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    Google+ lags behind powerhouses Facebook and Twitter in terms of popularity, and if you're anything like me, you might find that you simply can't deal with a third social network. If this sounds like you, you can always delete your Google+ account without saying goodbye to Google services like Gmail.

  • How-Tos: How to delete your Instagram account

    Retro photos filters and square photos aren't for everyone, and Instagram's ties to Facebook might give the privacy-conscious pause, so you have plenty of reasons to want to leave Instagram. Here's how to do just that.

  • How-Tos: How to delete or disable your Facebook account

    Privacy concerns surrounding Facebook have been well documented, but you may have other reasons for wanting to walk away from the social network. Perhaps you don't find it all that useful, or you've gotten one too many FarmVille requests. If this sounds like you, you might consider deactivating or outright deleting your Facebook account.

  • How-Tos: Protect your identity on Facebook

    The past year has seen a sharp increase in fraud and identity theft on Facebook. Here we show you how to minimise the risk of becoming the next victim of clever identity thieves with eight simple steps to using Facebook safely.

  • How-Tos: Twitter apps for TweetDeck users

    The TweetDeck app has been discontinued, so we explain which Twitter apps to get for Android and iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

    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-Tos: How to schedule tweets with bufferapp.com

    With Buffer’s free web-based service, browser extension and apps, you can choose the best times of the day to automatically post to Twitter and other social networks. Roland Waddilove shows how to get started at bufferapp.com

  • How-Tos: 5 fun ways to use Pinterest

    There are some interesting tasks you can use Pinterest for that make it so much more than just a simple social sharing website.

  • How-Tos: 9 social media mistakes your business must avoid

    Social media has been a boon for businesses small and large, but it's also becoming a minefield for those unable to manage the increasing complexities of the run-and-gun nature of the beast. On a seemingly daily basis, we suffer through one "Twitter disaster" or another. It's becoming so commonplace that "Twitter disaster" really doesn't deserve to be in quotes.

  • How-Tos: How to Add Video, Images to Your LinkedIn Profile

    LinkedIn's newest feature lets you showcase your professional achievements by uploading presentations, documents, images and video to your profile. Here are step-by-step instructions for improving your LinkedIn brand.

  • How-Tos: 5 quick steps for using LinkedIn for recruitment

    If you're only using LinkedIn as a glorified business-card collector, an email replacement or some kind of Facebook counterpart for business contacts, you're missing out on its recruitment potential.

  • How-Tos: Designing your digital legacy

    We lead rich virtual lives on social networking sites like Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. So what happens when real life catches up, and our flesh-and-blood bodies succumb to mortality? For our virtual selves, at least, some concrete answers are available--ways to settle our digital affairs after death, while minimizing hassle and heartache for loved ones.

  • How-Tos: Make your Twitter feed less annoying in 3 simple steps

    It's trendy to complain about Twitter being overwhelming, and to say that whatever value the social media site once had has been drowned in a sea of incorrect, boring, or fatuous tweets. While the first reply to these complaints is, "Learn how to pare down your Twitter streams," sometimes that can be tougher than it seems.

  • How-Tos: How to Recover From a Twitter Hack

    Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

  • How-Tos: Get social with OS X's Twitter integration

    Beginning in Mountain Lion, OS X features social media integration options with both Twitter and Facebook, letting you post to the services from the OS itself, as well as sync contacts.

  • How-Tos: Social Data Warehousing Is Worth the Trouble

    Everybody knows data warehousing is big data. But when you want to understand what's really going on with your customers' social interactions, terabytes may seem small. It's a laborious process, but the insight it provides can reap big rewards.

  • How-Tos: 7 quick tips for holding a successful Twitter chat

    A Twitter chat is an awesome way to engage an audience, increase your brand's social visibility, and connect with an audience in a new way.

  • How-Tos: 5 tips for running a successful crowdsourcing campaign

    Kickstarter might be the poster child of crowdfunding, but the space is vastly larger than you might imagine. And according to a recent report, it's ballooning like crazy.

  • How-Tos: How to get Facebook Home on your Android smartphone

    Here’s how to get Facebook Home onto your smartphone.

  • How-Tos: 12 simple steps to safer social networking

    Confession time: I'm an inveterate social media junkie. From Facebook to Instagram to Diaspora, whenever a new communication platform rolls around--or comes back around--I'm ready to leap aboard.


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