Highlight Updates, BillPin, Social Media Showdown, & Emily Giffin: the Social 6 for 2/21/13

I don't know how I was able to share all of yesterday's links given my running around for Social Media Week, but you all sure delivered on the clicking & sharing front, so I'm glad I was able to help. You all were particularly interested in Business Insider's look at the skills that are most lucrative to possess in today's job market, but we had other gems as well: Highlight's upgrades, my recap of Wednesday's Social Media Showdown event, and author Emily Giffin's Pay it Forward program. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Amid Online Furor, Sheriff Responds to Death of Man With Down Syndrome New York Times (blog)

#5: Highlight unveils location-focused photo sharing tool and event feature with an eye for spontaneity (The Next Web)

#4: Social Media for Social Good: Emily Giffin's Pay It Forward Program (Huffington Post)

#3: BillPin app can help friends split bills with ease (The Next Web)

#2 :Recap: Econsultancy's Social Media Showdown (Going Social)

#1: 30 Top Tech Skills That Will Net You $100K+ (Business Insider)

Fox News Gaffes, Basecamp, Rental Boyfriends, & Racial Bias in Google Ads? The Social 6, Weekend Recap

Hope you all enjoyed this past weekend! If you were off gallivanting, you may have missed some of the top stories I shared and subsequently, were re-shared/clicked on by my social audience. This weekend we had great news & views including Basecamp's official iOS debut after years and years, some troubling data about Google ads, Twitter's effectiveness as a job search guide, and more. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Upcoming tech & media events you should attend [Discounts] (The Next Web)

#5: Single This Valentine's Day? Get a Rental Boyfriend (Jezebel)

#4: Basecamp Finally Launches An “Official” iOS App (TechCrunch)

#3: Fox News Accidentally Uses Photo of Gay Couple To Illustrate Traditional Gender Roles (Jezebel)

#2: How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource (Mashable)

#1: Racial Bias in Google Ads? (Ecommerce Times)

Gamification, Jobhunting, iPad Mini, and. . . Cats? The Social 6 News Roundup for 10/11/12

I hope you guys were doing your jobs yesterday, as opposed to scouring Twitter, Google+, and the like for social media-news. Not to fret if you missed anything, since I have the 6 links that were most shared, liked, and clicked on within my social circles yesterday. Never saw a social media list featuring forum statistics, tablet news, gamification, and...cats? Well, now you have. Here's today's Social 6 news roundup:

These 10 Cats Hate Toasters, Popcorn and Treadmills  (Mashable)

Why Tracking Social Media Sales is so Difficult! (Business 2 Community)

Forums Outperform Blogs In Social Media Use  (Social Media Explorer)

Job Seekers Choose Facebook Over LinkedIn, Twitter [STUDY]  (Mashable)

Talk of the Day -- iPad mini to debut next week? (Focus Taiwan)

The 'Gamification' of CRM Finally Comes to Salesforce--But is it Enough? (Midsize Insider)

Want to become a social media pro? This internship's for you.

I need social media & content development help to promote GOING SOCIAL before it arrives on shelves and online this fall, so I thought I'd develop an internship! Folks, I'd love to really get this out there and find a star in the making that I can really help grow. While I need some grassroots help, it's very important to me to help the right person grow.

Do you know anyone who this might be a fit for? Description below:

Intern: Social Media & Content Development

Looking for an unconventional internship that can really build your knowledge base? Look no further. Jeremy Goldman, serial entrepreneur and social media & communications veteran marketer, is currently seeking a non-paid intern based in or around New York City to support the prelaunch campaign for his coming book, GOING SOCIAL, a social media how-to for business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing blog content, including copyediting and copywriting
  • Assisting Mr. Goldman with media alerts and press releases; getting them to the right sources
  • Working on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, more) to gain exposure
  • Media outreach and finding new PR sources
  • Compiling press clippings
  • Contacting the featured events, companies, people, etc. featured in our blog articles for link backs
  • Establishing relationships with other blogs and relevant contacts

Job Requirements Include:

  • A high interest in social media & learning “what’s next”!
  • A willingness to learn & become a superstar
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Excellent writing/verbal communications skills
  • The ability to multitask and meet deadlines is key

Bonus points if you’re:

  • Personable and outgoing
  • Familiar with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experienced with Wordpress

Hours: Flexible based on the candidate. The right candidate will have the ability to work remotely, with check-ins throughout the week and an in-person status meeting once weekly. Minimum of 3 days per week, inclusive of weekends, with days being negotiable.

Here’s what you get in return:

  • A considerable amount of practical, highly marketable job experience.
  • Career assistance: I make it a point to develop people and introduce them to contacts who can help them further their career.
  • Weekly status (coffee, food, or anything else) will be fully covered for you
  • While unpaid, this program can be for school credit or experience purposes.

To be considered, please email tpqdv-3076638849@job.craigslist.org and  attach your resume. Please feel free to include a cover letter or simply tell us a little about yourself when you submit your resume, including what you would hope to get out of such an internship. Include any links to social networking sites you feel appropriate (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)