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CNET is hiring!

CBS Interactive is seeking a freelance Assistant Social Media Producer with the right mix of creativity, experience, and passion to help grow the social media initiatives for CNET.com.

He/she will assist in executing CNET’s social media strategy and post to CNET’s social accounts. This is the chance of a lifetime to be a participant in the social media efforts for one of the biggest and most innovative new media companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Post on CNET’s accounts throughout social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.).
  • Assist with CNET’s effort in daily monitoring of conversations across the web for both CNET and tech topics, answering user questions, and guiding users to our content.
  • Identify and report on digital community and social media activities of competitors and trends across the publishing industry.

Required skills:

  • Active personal user of social media.
  • Good editorial judgment and temperament.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and experience required.

Job status: Contract

Location: New York City

Interested? Contact cnet-social-job@cbsinteractive.com

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The biggest social media stories of 2012

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 Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Social Media Storm

From the Super Bowl to the movie theater shootings in Aurora, social media has altered the collective experience of every major news event, providing platforms for both insta-reactions and commentary, as well as news gathering and sharing (and with them, the potential for errors and embarrassment). While September 11 and the blackout of 2003 predated these systems, and the near-misses of Hurricane Irene and the east coast earthquake left the various services inundated with glib jokes, Hurricane Sandy represents New York City first’s social media disaster, in which the most current and continuous stream of information flowed not from television, radio, or other forms of transitional media, but online, and in line with the long-hyped promise of citizen journalism, often from amateurs.

Read the whole thing
(via NY Mag)

 Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Social Media Storm

From the Super Bowl to the movie theater shootings in Aurora, social media has altered the collective experience of every major news event, providing platforms for both insta-reactions and commentary, as well as news gathering and sharing (and with them, the potential for errors and embarrassment). While September 11 and the blackout of 2003 predated these systems, and the near-misses of Hurricane Irene and the east coast earthquake left the various services inundated with glib jokes, Hurricane Sandy represents New York City first’s social media disaster, in which the most current and continuous stream of information flowed not from television, radio, or other forms of transitional media, but online, and in line with the long-hyped promise of citizen journalism, often from amateurs.

Read the whole thing

(via NY Mag)

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[Pinterest co-founder Ben] Silbermann suggests that collecting online is a form of self-expression for people who don’t create. “If you walk around Brooklyn and ask people how they express themselves,” he said in a speech at New York University, “everyone’s a musician or an artist or a filmmaker. But most of us aren’t that interesting. Most of us are just consumers of that. And when we collect things and when we share those collections with people, that’s how we show who we are in the world.”
Not everyone buys into this, of course. Here’s The Awl’s co-editor, Choire Sicha, for instance, on the subject of rebloggers who fancy themselves curators: “As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I’m fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it’s not actually curation, or anything like it… .” To which a commenter added: “My Tumblr isn’t so much curated space as it is a symptom of deeper pathologies made manifest.”

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How to get Homeland Security’s attention: Use these words on Facebook or Twitter

  • Airport
  • Blizzard
  • Cancelled
  • Cops
  • Crash
  • Earthquake
  • El Paso
  • Exercise
  • Flood
  • Flu
  • Law enforcement
  • Terror
  • Pork
  • Sarin

Top keywords that Homeland security use to spy on you

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Take a tour through tech history with CNET’s Facebok Timeline

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ilovecharts:

newshour:

Do you get your news from Facebook and other social media?
Just 9% of those who were surveyed earlier this year in a Pew Research Center study said they frequently follow news recommendations from either Facebook or Twitter when using computers, smartphones or tablets.
“Social media is secondary,” said Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. “Clearly it’s grown, clearly it’s the new player and part of the landscape, but it’s not the overwhelming driver.”

Yet.

ilovecharts:

newshour:

Do you get your news from Facebook and other social media?

Just 9% of those who were surveyed earlier this year in a Pew Research Center study said they frequently follow news recommendations from either Facebook or Twitter when using computers, smartphones or tablets.

“Social media is secondary,” said Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. “Clearly it’s grown, clearly it’s the new player and part of the landscape, but it’s not the overwhelming driver.”

Yet.

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Still, it feels like the magic that helped create Gmail, Chrome, News, Translate, and Docs has vanished in the Google+ void. I fear that Google has become obsessed with chasing Facebook’s success, when its resources would be better spent developing and launching bolder innovations that actually change the way we use the Web.

That magic is what made Google into one of the world’s greatest companies. Without it, Google’s just another stodgy company trying to protect its weakening empire.

Ben Parr

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reuters:

Tech Tonic: How does Facebook make money?

Facebook chose leap day to unveil a new marketing plan ahead of its IPO this spring. Anthony De Rosa explains what is a mystery to many: How does Facebook make money?

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Facebook launches Timeline for Pages

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In an ironic way, Long says, this frees many people to be more public about who they really are and who they want to be, because it’s less focused on the kind of personal content that sets off privacy and security alarms. “Pinterest is a place where we can demonstrate: ‘If it weren’t for all those mundane things that I do that I post on Facebook, this is what I would be doing and consuming. Here is my real self,’” he explains.

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pewinternet:

Chart of the week: Who uses social networking sites?
Read more: The tone of life on social networking sites

pewinternet:

Chart of the week: Who uses social networking sites?

Read more: The tone of life on social networking sites

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"Life in cyberspace turns out to be about as complicated as real life.
The Pew Research Center today released a report that revealed the social and emotional climate that American adults experience on social networking sites (SNS).

According to the report, 85 percent of SNS-using adults deduced from  the social media that people are mostly kind, while at the same time  almost half of them said they have seen mean or cruel behavior displayed  by others at least occasionally.”

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"Life in cyberspace turns out to be about as complicated as real life.

The Pew Research Center today released a report that revealed the social and emotional climate that American adults experience on social networking sites (SNS).

According to the report, 85 percent of SNS-using adults deduced from the social media that people are mostly kind, while at the same time almost half of them said they have seen mean or cruel behavior displayed by others at least occasionally.”

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