Profile of Kristin BurnhamSenior Editor, InformationWeek.com
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 284
Kristin Burnham currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Senior Editor, covering social media, social business, IT leadership and IT careers. Prior to joining InformationWeek in July 2013, she served in a number of roles at CIO magazine and CIO.com, most recently as senior writer. Kristin's writing has earned an ASBPE Gold Award in 2010 for her Facebook coverage and a Min Editorial and Design Award in 2011 for "Single Online Article." She is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Articles by Kristin Burnham
Wit.ai lets developers add Siri-like capabilities to apps, robots, wearables, and more.
How do you look to recruiters and hiring managers based on social activity? This service aims to make you more aware of your Facebook and Twitter activity.
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites really stepped in it this year. Check out these 10 boneheaded moves that infuriated users.
Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
Facebook's renewed focus on privacy brought new settings and apps to the social network in 2014. Check out the settings you should review.
Facebook's search engine, Graph Search, makes it easier for friends to find old posts buried in your profile. Here are five ways you can review your content and adjust your privacy settings.
Cloud storage company Dropbox launches application programming interface that lets developers build enterprise apps on top of the service.
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
Twitter announces improvements to its blocking feature, plus redesigned tools that make it easier for users to report abusive activity.
Drowning in LinkedIn emails? Here's a look at five settings you can change to prevent email overload.
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Twitter targets advertisers with its latest commerce program, which lets users store discounts on their credit cards.
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
LinkedIn's latest updates include blogging and mobile app redesigns, adding certifications to your profile, a custom infographic tool, and WeChat integration.
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Facebook released yet another standalone app, this time focusing on Groups -- a budding subset of 700,000 users.
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
As Facebook tweaks policies yet again, here's what you need to know.
Twitter responds to criticism about stagnant innovation by announcing a handful of new features coming to video, messaging, and users' timelines.
Facebook's rocky rollout of its Messenger app has paid off, with its user base more than doubling since making it mandatory for users who want to chat.
Facebook now gives you more -- but not absolute -- control over the content in your news feed. Use our tips to ditch the noise.
Senior IT consultants face unique challenges in keeping resumes concise. Here's how an expert remade one professional's resume, plus tips to polish yours.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed why the social network made Messenger mandatory, his personal style, and more in a Q&A session with users. Here's a look at the highlights.
New tool blocks companies from tracking you online, lets you mask sensitive information such as email, phone number, and credit card information.
Google's updated Calendar app automatically adds appointment and event details from your email to your schedule and updates them in real time.
Facebook drives more than four times the traffic of its closest competitor, while Twitter's share of referral traffic continues to decline.
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
Facebook's new Rooms app lets you post pictures, videos, and messages anonymously. Here's a look at the data it collects, the privacy of your posts, and more.
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox. Here's a peek inside the invitation-only app, plus tips for using it.
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter famously made Pebble and Oculus Rift possible -- but check out Kickstarter's weirder side.
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
Facebook tool helps people quickly broadcast their well-being to friends and family after a natural disaster.
Skype launches a free mobile messaging app for users to send and receive short videos.
Facebook launches two new data-based tools for advertisers: Audience Network, which places ads in third-party apps, and a tool that taps into your location.
LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" section features new data that can improve your network, profile, and job opportunities. Here are three ways to take advantage of it.
Facebook will soon unveil an app that lets you connect with others anonymously, according to reports. Here's what we know about it.
Facebook warns businesses to avoid schemes that promise to boost audience numbers through paid-for Likes.
Facebook is testing person-to-person mobile payments via its Messenger app, according to a hacker who discovered the unreleased feature.
Over the summer, Facebook introduced a number of privacy settings, algorithm changes, buttons, and more. Here's an overview of all the new features and how they affect you.
Facebook apologized for toying with users' emotions and introduced a new framework to improve its research process.
What's causing a buzz with IT pros at Interop New York? Take a peek.
Applicant tracking systems don't decide who gets interviews, but they do play an important role. Here are five ways to make your IT resumť stand out.
Hundreds of thousands of users have flocked to new social network Ello, which promises it won't sell advertising or your data. Here's why they won't stay.
Apple says a bend in the iPhone 6 Plus is "extremely rare" but that didn't stop anyone from poking fun.
Twitter users can save Amazon products to their wish list by replying to tweets with the #AmazonWishList hashtag.
Ray Ozzie's new app, Talko, blends live and recorded voice conversations with text messages and images for mobile workforces. We talk to Talko co-founder Matt Pope.
When you sign up for a service such as Gmail or Google Docs, you may opt out of Google+ via a "No thanks" button.
A new Facebook formula will prioritize recent posts more than relevancy. Here's a primer on what to expect.
Despite tweaks to a privacy setting in iOS 8, Facebook says it's not tracking you any more than it already has been.
Facebook's in-development "Moments" app could make sharing with small groups easier. Here's what we know, plus tips to manage friend lists now.
Facebook's redesigned App Settings page makes it easier to control apps and the information they can access. Here's what you need to know.
LinkedIn Endorsements and Recommendations have changed very little, until now. Here's a look at the updates, plus new ways to optimize them.
This week Facebook launched a privacy tool, more ad options, and two updates to video. Here's a closer look at what's new.
Facebook rolls out a view counter and new tools for businesses to capitalize on video's growing presence on the social network.
Tweets from select brands will feature embedded Buy buttons that let users make purchases without leaving Twitter's iOS or Android apps.
One CIO's resume says he is a level 70 paladin and priest with a focus on healing abilities. Should you list gaming experience on your resume?
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
If you want to shut off alerts from friends within Messenger, you'll need to look beyond the app, iOS and Android users.
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
IT hiring managers report catching more instances of lying than the national average, making IT the third worst industry for dishonest resumes, according to a CareerBuilder report.
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Malicious "Color Change" app has resurfaced on Facebook, compromising thousands of profiles. Here's what to do if you're infected.
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.
How do your company's benefits stack up? Glassdoor's newest feature lets job seekers compare time off, health insurance, office perks, and more.
With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research.
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Video interviews are becoming increasingly popular with hiring managers, but they can pose some unique challenges. Here's how to nail your next one.
Facebook will soon require users to download Messenger to chat with friends. Here's the lowdown on important privacy settings and features.
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
LinkedIn's new Connected app replaces Contacts, helps you keep up with news from your network.
The "99 Days of Freedom" campaign suggests that a Facebook hiatus could make you happier. Will you accept the challenge?
Catch up on the newest Google Apps features, including a premium version of Google+, Hangouts integration with Microsoft Outlook, and new admin controls.
Electronic Privacy Information Center files a complaint against Facebook alleging that its news feed experiment deceived users and violated a 2012 Consent Order.
What do your public social network posts say about you? TalentBin by Monster aggregates them into a database for hiring managers -- whether you're looking for a job or not.
Here's how one CTO assembles and cultivates a well-balanced IT team. Consider some of his hiring and talent tactics.