Not Just For Arts And Crafts: How To Use Pinterest Productively

Pinterest gets a reputation for being all about pinning pretty things and not getting much done. However, as active users could tell you, it’s actually great for organising information, finding inspiration and getting real work done. Especially on creative projects. Here’s how.


Google Drops Real-Name Requirements From Google+

If being required to use your real name has stopped you from signing up for a Google+ account, you now have an opportunity to reconsider: Google has apologised and dropped all real-name requirements from the social networking service.


Career-Wrecking Social Media Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Whether you’re a marketing manager or an engineer, social media is an essential part of growing your career today. After all, social media is a great place to establish your technical savvy and your industry expertise, just by retweeting the right people and posting helpful articles. Even people who do jobs that are located far away from the marketing and sales departments at the very minimum need a LinkedIn profile to stay in touch with recruiters and update links to portfolios.


Privatize Tweets Links That Only Users You Mention Can Open

Web: Can’t send someone a Direct Message on Twitter but want to share a private link? Privatize lets you post tweets with URLs, but only people mentioned in that tweet can access the URL.


ThinkUp Analyses Your Social Life, Highlights Your Best Moments

ThinkUp, the tool that archives, analyses and gives you control over your online social life, has come a long way since we last highlighted it. The service now gives you unique and surprising insight into the things you post and the things your friends interact with, and you can try it for free to see if you like it.


Why We're Hooked On Social Networks

Births, job losses, divorces, raises, holidays, successes, photos, drawings, articles, failures and music: Social networks are places we share our stories. Sometimes those stories are personal, sometimes they’re informative, other times they’re just stupid. Let’s take a look at why we feel compelled to do it.


LikeManager Compiles And Organises Your Facebook Likes

If you get a lot of your news and info from Facebook, then you might tend to click that “like” button on stuff you’re interested in. LikeManager is a tool that helps you keep track of that stuff so you can pull it up later.


Ask LH: How Does Facebook Know So Much About Me?

Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its “suggested friends” lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. I’m worried that these people may be seeing me as a suggestion too which I absolutely don’t want.


Beyond Business Cards: Get Into Anyone's Contacts List

Handing someone your business card does not mean you will be added to their contacts. After all, digital contacts are available on every device, which makes it easy for others to get in touch with you. Here’s how to go beyond paper cards and get into someone’s real contacts list.


Search Twitter More Efficiently With These Search Operators

There is a lot of information on Twitter. Use these search operators to help weed out the useful posts from the posts about what someone is having for dinner.