A lot can happen overnight, and in the case of professional social network LinkedIn, the company is likely waking up with a big headache this morning. On top of a security flaw being discovered with its mobile calendar feature, the company is also facing a security breach with millions of user passwords potentially leaked online.
If you’re in any kind of business, you’re probably a LinkedIn user. Considered to be the Facebook of professional social networks, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide, and their iOS app got a substantial update on Thursday bringing native iPad support and more.
There are social networks for everyone and everything. Whether you want to exploit colleagues for connections, take faux-retro pictures on your iPhone, or brag about how far you ran, there’s a network for that. In fact, social networks are so prevalent that the term has almost come to mean nothing at all. We decided it was time to take a look at some of the biggest contenders and see where they soar and where they sink.
It's 2011 and there is a certain concession a lot of us have to make: social networking sites and platforms dominate a fair part of our computing existence. That being said, why not find a Mac OS X app that allows you to update multiple social networking sites at once. Notify all of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other microcosms of your present awesomeness, all with the touch of one button from one desktop application. Here are five Mac OS X apps that pull this feat off in fine style.
We know, you hate your job -- we would too if we had to work on a PC all day. But just because the economy stinks doesn’t mean you can’t change jobs. It only means you’re going to have to work a little harder at it. These days, your professional online profile is as good as a first impression, so spend a little time sprucing up your LinkedIn.com profile with an updated résumé, skills, and a photo (not one of your drunken Facebook ones; in fact, you should probably delete those altogether). Think of the web as your first interview and present yourself accordingly.
Taptivate’s Friends app for iPhone and iPod touch is like that social butterfly everyone liked back in school. It attempts to be all things to all social network users, and succeeds admirably, allowing you to access Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace in one slick iOS-powered package.