Control Your Public Persona With Carefully Selected Information

You probably know how handy a personal website can be, but it’s even more important if you’re the kind of person who likes to keep your social media private. By carefully crafting your public persona, you can control people’s first impressions (and keep the rest more private).


Facebook Safety Check Confirms You're OK During A Natural Disaster

Facebook announced a new feature today that allows users that are in an area affected by a natural disaster to check in and let friends and family know they’re safe. The feature uses whatever location information you’ve given Facebook.


Another Researcher Shows How Social Networks Can Follow You Online

Security researcher Andris Atteka discovered a way to see LinkedIn users that came to his blog page, and get their profile information as long as they were logged in when they did it. It serves as a good reminder: log out of social networks when you’re finished.


Develop Your LinkedIn Base With These Daily, Weekly And Monthly Posts

LinkedIn can help you land a job, but you may not have the time for regular updates. Career development specialist Lily Zhang’s three-pronged interaction strategy makes sure you are seen as active on the professional network without too much effort.


How To Use A Fake Name On Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.


New Gmail Accounts No Longer Require Google+ Profiles

Previously, Google required everyone to make a Google+ profile in order to get a new Gmail account. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Now, that requirement has been lifted. Sort of.


Xpire Sets Social Media Posts To Automatically Expire

iOS: Not every post needs to live forever. Xpire allows you to set expiring posts for Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.


This Graphic Shows How To Remove Embarrassing Photos From Social Media

Even if you think you’re sharing or storing photos privately online, there’s always a chance that your pictures could inadvertently get into the wrong hands. Here’s how to completely remove photos you don’t want shared from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter.


Manage Persistent Facebook Friend Requests With Your Restricted List

You open Facebook and you see it again: a request from that one person from that one place that is just dying to be your friend for some reason. If you’re unsure, this trick lets you friend them and simultaneously keep them from getting too personal.


It Was Much Harder To Quit Facebook Than I Thought

In retrospect if I’m being honest our relationship had been in trouble for some time.