July 30, 2014

More Than 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online, Change Yours ASAP

Better safe than sorry! Change your password ASAP. Coverage 1. LinkedIn investigating reports that 6.46 million hashed passwords have leaked online (via The Verge) 2. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online (via News.com) 3. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked – take action NOW (via Sophos)

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

LinkedIn Is Acquiring SlideShare for $119 Million in Cash and Stock

One very popular service acquires another very popular resource and service. Here’s the official announcement and a blog post. SlideShare is also enabling the sharing of presentations across the Web; nearly 7.4 million presentations hosted by SlideShare are embedded across more than 1.4 million unique domains. This acquisition means good things to professionals everywhere. Presentations […]

LinkedIn Launches New and Improved Group Search

From the LinkedIn Blog: Group search helps you search across all the groups on LinkedIn and find the right group for you. We’ve made several improvements to make your search results smarter and more relevant. First, instead of relying on the title and description of the group, we give you the best results based on […]

Infographic: "Social Network Wars: How The Five Major Platforms Stack Up"

Sarah Kessler and Emily Caufield at Mashable have done an impressive job putting together a helpful infographic that allows you to quickly determine and compare key features on five social networking platforms. The infographic might make a useful training handout and/or link to share. Direct to Infographic The Platforms Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Tumblr The […]

Roundup: U.S. Internet Statistics: Mobile Map Usage Up; LinkedIn Now #2; Online Video; and More

Here’s a Roundup of Some New Stats: LinkedIn Assumes #2 Spot among U.S. Social Networking Sites (incl. Chart; via comScore) 73% of users access mobile social networks every day (ABI Research via Fierce Mobile Content) U.S. Mobile Map Audience Grows 39 Percent in Past Year as Fixed-Internet Map Audience Softens Slightly (via comScore) “Internet Users […]

New Ways to Share and Access Slideshare Presentations on LinkedIn

The SlideShare Blog has details (and screenshots). Three new ways to integrate SlideShare presentations on LinkedIn: 1. New LinkedIn “Share” Button Next to Each Presentation Page 2. SlideShare Presentations “That are Actively Shared” Can Now Be Included on Your LinkedIn Today Page Here’s an example. 3. Direct Integration of the Slideshare Presentations in Your LinkedIn […]

"10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do On LinkedIn" + "Whoworks.at: Who In Your LinkedIn Network Works At The Sites You Visit"

Steve Kovach at Silicon Alley Insider and Business Insider has compiled a list that you can review here. Then, Alexia Tsotsis at TechCrunch provides a look at Whoworks.at, a new Chrome extension she says is “amazing.” Just download the Chrome extension and it will let you know who in your LinkedIn network works at whatever site […]

"LinkedIn Taps Professional Connections to Create News Service"

by Miguel Heft, New York Times But before it does, LinkedIn wants to give its more than 90 million members — many of whom visit the site only rarely — a reason to stop by every day. So on Thursday, the site unveiled a personalized news service, LinkedIn Today, which aggregates headlines from around the […]