The Social 6: Key Stories from The Last 24 hours, 7/23/12

As you may know, I’m a voracious reader and tend to share a good deal of news via my social platforms. Here’s a countdown of the top six most important articles I’ve shared in the last day. I curate this top six based on number of retweets, clicks, favorites, and mentions, so you guys are a large part of what ends up listed here 🙂.

#6 5 Unmissable Benefits of Social Media for Business (Including Infographic)

To really get the benefits of social media for business there are some ideas a practitioner must understand; in this Business 2 Community piece, Rosalind Henshell outlines her top 5.

#5 Sponsored search results on Facebook: I’m not sold

Facebook is beginning to slowly roll out sponsored search results. However, will it wind up becoming a key part of the Facebook monetization puzzle? Drew Olanoff of TheNextWeb isn’t a big believer yet.

#4 Chile Startup Awards: Meet the nominees

The TNW Chile Startup Awards will take place in Santiago on July 25th. Here’s an outline of the nominees across a number of categories, including startup of the year, best web app, best mobile app, and more.

#3 The Future of sound? You’ll play it with your mind, says electronic music pioneer Vince De Franco

Vince De Franco, master of music and technology, has now stepped it up a new level. Not only has he helped bands such as U2  or Alice in Chains by creating sounds for them, he has now expanded and wants to help YOU! Great article by JamillahKnowles of TNW.

#2 Viral Marketing For The Robocop Reboot Begins

Omnicorp, the fictional corporation behind the making of Robocop, already has an Internet presence up and running! Impressive, considering the movie is still a year away. Unleash The Fanboy has more details.

#1 Twitter-owned blog service Posterous loses multiple databases, suffers 17-hour outage

Going offline is pretty much the worst-imaginable scenario for a blogging platform like Posterous, but that’s exactly what happened over the weekend. The leading Tumblr rival – acquired this past March by Twitter – saw a number of databases go down. Its service went offline for over 17.5 hours. Jon Russell of TNW has more.

By jeremygoldman

social media pundit.

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