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Google vs. China: Everything You Need to Know

I’m a long-time subscriber to The Week, which aggregates news stories from dozens of sources, offering both print and online editions. Their staff brilliantly summarizes news events and topics from all sides into short, blog-like articles.

It’s a blessing when there just isn’t enough time in the day to get the entire picture of current events, which is why I always appreciate their coverage of complicated (i.e., wtf) events like the Google and China fiasco.

Check out their Opinion Brief, Best Cartoon, Best Video (see below), a Timeline of Google in China, the latest and best tweets, The Bullpen, and Flashback.

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New Password-Stealing Virus Targets Facebook

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(Reuters) – Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook’s estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information.

via reuters.com

I was wondering what was going on. Strange photo comments, invites to “free movie download” groups from friends I never talk to, etc. And I thought the Twitter phishing scams were annoying…ugh.

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Hourly Twitter posts Foursquare vs. Gowalla

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Awesome.

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Where are Twitter Users Going?

Interesting take from LA Times about research done by Hitwise.

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Foursquare Takes Lead in Where-Am-I Apps

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Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest-running and most popular blogs for nonprofits and co-author of the forthcoming book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” to be published by J. Wiley in 2010. Beth is also the CEO of Zoetica, a company that serves nonprofits and socially conscious companies with top-tier, online marketing services. SmartBrief on Social Media Lead Editor Jesse Stanchak caught up with Beth to ask about social-media best practices for nonprofits.

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Tracked Down & Returned MacBook Pro Shipped to Me By Accident

Dunkin Donuts Reward and Letter from Macbook Pro owner

via tweetie

So there I was sitting at my desk when I receive a call to come pick up quite a large package in the mail room. Back at my desk, I open it up only to find the box of a brand new 17″ MacBook Pro staring right back at me. Unpleasantly confused, my mind went a little bananas trying to figure out why this beautiful machine was in my possession.

Replacing my short-lived moment of excitement was the fact I already owned a shiny 17″ MacBook Pro purchased just a few months ago.

But not to worry—the shipping receipt had the correct name. Fortunately, The Google easily figured out that the package belonged to a local business owner here in Syracuse. His assistant was here within minutes after calling his office to disclose the news—along with a very appreciative note and Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

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The Social Media Cheat Sheet

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PolicyTool for Social Media

PolicyTool is a policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.*

It’s easy. The streamlined process simply requires you to answer a brief questionnaire and provides you with a complete Social Media Policy customized to your company.

PolicyTool has been developed by rtraction in collaboration with Harrison Pensa lawyer David R. Canton, one of Canada’s leading authorities in internet and technology related legal issues.

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Facebook Your Way to a New Job

Many job seekers have asked me whether Facebook can be used in the job search process. Well the answer is definitely, “Yes, it can.” While I would generally suggest that a job seeker spend his or her time seeking opportunities on other networks simply due to the more social nature of Facebook, there are definitely ways that you can use Facebook in your job search.

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