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Office Gladiators: Turn Your Employed Life Into a Battle With Cubeduel

From what we've heard (because we've certainly never used it), LinkedIn is a social network with twice the "work" and none of the fun -- a sort of Facebook without the face. Well, the minds behind Cubeduel hope to change that perception. Drawing its information from your Linked In profile, Cubeduel goes through your past and present fellow employees, asking you to rank them as coworkers. It's sor...

'BranchOut' Will Help You Land a Job by Spamming Your Facebook Friends

Are you unafraid to annoy your Facebook friends until you finally land that new job? There's now an app for that. According to its description, 'BranchOut' is supposed to provide you with "inside connections at hundreds of companies" by "expanding your career network through all of your friends on Facebook." And how does it do that? With spam, apparently. Once you download 'BranchOut,' the too...

'Team Players' Need Not Apply to LinkedIn's Most Overused Resume Words

Hey there, motivated team player with incredible problem solving skills! Are you looking for a job? Well, you probably won't find one -- at least, not using those words. Along with "results-oriented," "innovative" and "fast-paced" (your writer being guilty of that one, herself), the aforementioned are among the ten most overused words on professional networking site LinkedIn. LinkedIn's job-nabbin...

Fake E-mail LinkedIn Requests Send Users to Zeus Trojan

If you've received any suspicious-looking e-mails from LinkedIn recently, you may have been targeted by the latest Trojan attack to hit inboxes. The malicious e-mails, which targeted billions of Windows users yesterday, seemed like normal LinkedIn invitations from random contacts. And, like most LinkedIn invites, the messages asked users to click a link to confirm the request. Instead of sending...

Fake Facebook Femme Fatale Gathered Info From Intelligence Insiders

If you were meandering around Facebook or LinkedIn, and happened to stumble across the profile of a woman named Robin Sage, you'd probably be impressed. She attended a prestigious New England prep school, got a degree from MIT and, judging from her profile picture, was pretty easy on the eyes, too. All in all, she's an over-achieving geek's dream date. So, what's the catch? She's not real. Rob...

Xbox 360's New Dot of the Red Death, LinkedIn Seeing Worldwide Growth

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Early indications that Microsoft totally ditched the Ring of Death's ominously blood-red hue in favor of a kinder, gentler green may be premature. According to NeoGaff snoops, an unearthed 250GB Xbox 360 houses a red light in the center of its power button, an indicator of the dreaded "insufficient ventilation" death knell. [Fr...

Windows Live Messenger Gets Social with Facebook and Twitter

A lot has happened since Windows first launched its Live Messenger instant messaging service 14 years ago. Social networking has expanded digital communication beyond simple text, and smartphone technology has expanded it beyond the computer. In response, then, Windows has decided to revamp Live Messenger in the hopes of bringing it up to speed with a rapidly changing landscape. Windows outlin...

LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace Coming to Outlook

There has been some grumbling around the Internet about how Google's Buzz merely adds noise to the sanctity of your Gmail inbox. But, like it or not, combining social networking and e-mail is the future. Even Microsoft agrees, hence today's announcement that the company has struck deals with LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace that will bring your disparate networks of friends and colleagues to O...

Facebook Users Are Richer Than MySpace Users, Study Finds

We can hear the schoolyard taunts already: "You're so poor, you can't even afford to use Facebook!" Strangely enough, this statement might be pretty close to the truth. According to Computer World, a Nielsen study found that more affluent people use Facebook, while less affluent users are on MySpace. In the study, users of seven social networking sites were split into three groups based on afflu...

Need a Job? Update Your Facebook Status and Start Tweeting

A mere 15 years ago, job hunting required serious work. The unemployed and the discontent were forced to endure extensive letter writing, cold calling, and frequent trips to the copy store to create professional resumes. Don't even get us started on job fairs. The Internet age has completely altered that job-hunting dynamic; faxing a resume to everyone in the yellow pages, scouring paper classifie...

Modern Monks Mount Online Mission

The Alexian Brothers, a Roman Catholic order of monks with origins dating back to the 13th century and the time of the Black Plague, seek to care for "the sick, the aged, the poor and the dying." Ironically, enough, according to the Chicago Tribune, the group's U.S. congregation has dwindled to only 36 members (with a median age of 73). Brother Dan McCormick, director of vocations, told the Trib...

Fake LinkedIn Profiles Spew Malware

Yesterday, Trend Micro exposed several bunk profiles on business networking site LinkedIn, and revealed the profiles to be infesting visiting computers with malware. According to researcher Ian Macalintal, those imitating celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles, Salma Hayek and Kirsten Dunst were among the offending profiles. Many lured visitors to the pages by claiming to host nude pictures of the ...

Facebook Photos Used to Sabotage College Applicants

The proliferation and acceptance of social-networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace (fine, Friendster, too...) for both business and personal use has its ups and downs. On the one hand, they make staying in contact with people around the world a breeze -- even if that means whittling down communication to pokes and nudges. They're also useful for recruiters, bands, and just about an...

Do LinkedIn and Facebook Make You More Productive at Work?

If you though it was a bit strange that the FBI was setting up a sort of internal MySpace for spies, think again. According to an article in USA Today, corporate social networks are all the rage right now, as companies are attempting to bridge the gaps between geographically distributed employees by creating new avenues of communication that won't result in even more cluttered inboxes, or so the t...

LinkedIn Users Now Targets For Phishing Scams

The trust people have in social networking sites could inadvertently lead them to fall for phishing scams, according to an online security expert who tracks so-called "419 scams," so named for the Nigerian penal code intended to prevent the scams. The business social network site LinkedIn has an unusually high degree of trust among its users, who are almost all adults using the site to increase...