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  • News: 5 Tips to Avoid LinkedIn's Top 10 Buzzwords

    If you describe yourself as "creative," "organizational" or "effective" in your LinkedIn profile, you may want to rethink the words you use.

  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • News: Most overused LinkedIn profile words of 2011: creative, organizational, effective

    If you were really as "creative" as your resume claims, you'd use different terminology to showcase your skills, according to LinkedIn's 2011 list of most overused words and phrases.

  • News: Google's Integration of Google+ Into Gmail Is Right Touch

    Google's integration of its social networking service into its email platform is a welcome change because it makes adding people to Circles and sharing photos super easy.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Pick on someone your own size

    Apple picks the best Mac apps and games of the year, Twitter picks up scads of users from iOS device owners, and one senator picks on a perfectly harmless iPhone app. Remember: You can pick your friends, but you can't pick the remainders for Friday, December 9, 2011.

  • News: Google unveils 'Find My Face' tool for Google+

    Google dove into the realm of facial recognition on Thursday, unveiling a tagging suggestion feature for its Google+ social network.

  • News: Facebook One-Ups Twitter with Site 'Subscribe' Button

    Facebook is promoting a new "Subscribe" button that can be embedded on websites that is essentially its version of Twitter’s "follow" button. Facebook's button complements the Subscribe feature introduced in September, which allows Facebook users to follow each other without being friends -- again, similar to Twitter.

  • News: 4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012

    Once again, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was hacked.

  • News: Google further integrates Google+ into Gmail

    Google has started pushing its Google+ social networking service further into Gmail with new features that let users add to their circles directly from their email accounts.

  • News: Twitter unveils redesign, touts ease-of-use

    Twitter announced a redesign today aimed at making the site more customizable and easier to use.

  • News: Twitter reveals new design, revamped iPhone app

    Twitter, it is a-changing again. The microblogging service unveiled a new version of its online interface Thursday, with a focus on simplifying the design and making the service easier to use. The new look will roll out on the website in the next few weeks, but it's available now at Twitter's mobile website, along with a just-updated Twitter app for iPhone. (The Android app as been updated, too.) The company says it's "working on updates for other apps, such as Twitter for iPad," but makes no mention of the Twitter client for Mac.

  • News: Al-shabaab joins Twitter in response to the Kenya Military

    In an exciting twist of events, Harakat al-Shabaab Mujahedeen (HSM) which means the movement of the youth and commonly referred to as Al-Shabaab have joined Twitter, the popular micro-blogging social network.

  • News: Facebook may be scary, but we love it anyway

    As a research scientist for Barracuda networks, Daniel Peck has spent much of his time in the last year looking at activity on social networks and analyzing the common tactics used to scam, phish and otherwise trick people into clicking on bad links. A break down of the malicious activity on social networks can be found in By the numbers: How dangerous are Facebook, Twitter, search results (really)?

  • News: By the numbers: How dangerous are Facebook, Twitter, and search engines (really)?

    In his presentation titled "The dark side: Measuring and analyzing malicious activity on Twitter and Facebook," Daniel Peck, research scientist with Barracuda Networks, delves into the details of how cybercriminals trap people on social networks. Peck's research also uncovered that user perceptions of social networking security contrasts drastically with actual membership rates, which you can read about in Facebook may be scary, but we love it anyway.

  • News: Facebook Releases Updated Android App

    Facebook has updated its Android app, introducing a new navigation menu and moving the notifications and messages at the top. The social networking giant also made tweaks to the photos and albums modules, which are meant to load up to two times faster. The free app is now available in the Android Market.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Take a swipe out of crime

    The iPhone is walking the beat, Apple's spaceship is getting closer to liftoff, and how would you like to work for with Siri? The remainders for Wednesday, December 7, 2011 are clocking off.

  • News: NZ govt social media policy best in the world, Gartner

    A common sense approach has put the New Zealand government's social media policy in high regard with IT research company, Gartner.

  • News: DRC bans SMS and social media networks to curb violence

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has banned the use of SMS and access to social media networks on phones in what it says is a bid to curb the escalating violence following last week's presidential and parliamentary elections, whose partial results put incumbent President Joseph Kabila in the lead.

  • News: 3 Facebook Tricks to Personalize Your Posts

    Facebook is all about personalization--from the pictures you post to integration with the websites you visit to the profile information you share.

  • News: StumbleUpon Rolls Out New Layout

    StumbleUpon, the social network built around somewhat random exploration of the Web, rolled out its first major update in almost a decade on Monday.

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