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  • LinkedIn etiquette: The right way to request new connections

    We've all done this: You sign into LinkedIn, glance at the "People You May Know" box and recognise a few names. Perhaps they're former colleagues, friends from university, or maybe they're people you've never met before, but you know they'd be a good connection to make. You click "Connect," choose how you know him or her, and fire off the invitation with the typical boilerplate, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

  • 5 Must-Have LinkedIn Apps: Pump Up Your Profile

    LinkedIn has introduced several new updates to their site recently, including the "Company Follow" tool, another that matches users to job openings and a number of new sharing options. But if you're looking to add a bit of pizzazz to your profile, or hope to catch the eye of a hiring manager, consider exploring LinkedIn's Applications. These add-ons make your profile dynamic and interesting, says Nathan Kievman, owner of the LinkedIn group Linked Strategies and host of weekly LinkedIn webinars. "Profiles [can be] otherwise boring and static without applications," he says.

  • Outlook harnesses social networking

    Microsoft is transforming Outlook from an e-mail client, or messaging platform, to a social networking hub with the addition of social connectors. The integration of social networking is a huge benefit for Outlook users, and may even help drive adoption of Outlook as others look for a tool to help sift through the social network noise.

  • Facebook blocks 'Web 2.0 Suicide Machine'

    Operators of Web site dedicated to those who seek social-media death with dignity say that Facebook is taking a more Hippocratic approach to the idea of killing one's online identities with a few keystrokes. They say the social-networking giant has killed off their access to Facebook.

  • New app deepens SAP ties to LinkedIn

    SAP and the business social-networking site LinkedIn have partnered on an application that will let users integrate their LinkedIn and SAP Community profiles.

  • Programmer steals Wall Street trading code, FBI alleges

    A high-level developer for a major Wall Street firm was arrested by the FBI on Friday and charged with stealing computer code that automates high-volume trading on stock and commodities markets, according to court documents.

  • Study: Top CEOs still shunning Twitter, Facebook

    CEOs at the top companies in the U.S. are dramatically disconnected from the social networking phenomenon, according to a research report released this week by UberCEO.com, an online news and discussion site that focuses on CEOs at major companies.

  • Twitter's ecosystem builds with job search app

    The social media phenomenon that is Twitter continues to attract third-party developers with the London-based WorkDigital developing TwitterJobSearch, a job search engine for the microblogging service now available online (in beta, of course).

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