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Mashable: U.S. Offers Food Safety Alerts on Twitter, State by State [VIDEO] – “The next time the U.S. government issues a food safety alert, you might hear about it straight from the horse’s mouth — on Twitter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection serviced just launched Twitter accounts for specific states that can share news of recalls on poultry, meat and other food products for those specific regions.”


Amex OpenForum: Connecting You to the People You Should Know – “Shortly after its beta launch, Sumazi was chosen as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, where it won the Omidyar Network award for the startup “Most Likely to Change the World.” “We got an awesome reaction and our first angel investor, Christina Brodbeck, was on the founding team at YouTube,” says Kazi.”


Mashable: 5 Huge Digital Marketing Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore – “I don’t pretend to know the future. But the decisions and products of Apple, Amazon and other innovators will affect how we live in the years to come. As we anticipate our connected, Minority Report-style future, here are five big marketing ideas to embrace now to get ahead of the curve.”


techPresident: A Political Geek’s Guide To South by Southwest – “Many of the movers and shakers who are changing the business of governing will speak at SXSW this year. And there’ll be other intriguing panels on the origins of Anonymous, what it was like to live-tweet Osama Bin Laden’s death, how 21st century tools are undermining traditional forms of power, and how “slactivism” can be turned into “activism,” among other things. Here’s a political geek’s guide to SXSW.”


Mashable: 10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know – “To improve your search experience, utilize this list of features to help refine what you’re looking for. We’ve collected 10 quick Google tricks that you might’ve not known existed.”


techPresident: Issa’s Brain: What the Congressman Said During a Reddit Q&A – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been answering questions on Reddit today, particularly in his capacity as a member of the House Judiciary Committee where he has been outspoken against SOPA, PIPA and ACTA. In his introduction to the community, he called himself an “Internet defender and techie.” Which led nearly immediately to questions about his support of the Research Works Act. Here’s a look at what Issa said during his visit to Reddit.


Mashable: Social Media Privacy: 3 Questions to Ask Before Authorizing Third-Party Apps – “But increasingly, the privacy conversation has widened to ask what apps are doing with the permissions they request, and how the information is actually being used. In order to understand what is actually happening with user data, we need to answer three separate questions.”


Govloop: WordPress for Government – A Problem of Perception – “Over the past several years WordPress’s market share has enjoyed explosive growth across virtually every industry. Today, it powers nearly a quarter of new sites, and is the CMS of choice for more than two thirds of the top-million sites  on the web making it the world’s most popular publishing platform by a long shot. Yet one group of seemingly ideal users has been slow to take the former blogging platform seriously: .Govs.”


Mashable: New Site Helps You Control Google Search Results for Your Name – “Potential employers, clients and dates are all Googling your name. BrandYourself, a new website launching Thursday, helps make sure they find what you want them to. The website guides you in search optimizing the links you want to push up in Google results for your name.” 8 Valuable Approaches To Optimizing Your Tablet Strategy – “Here’s why: Consumer engagement is comprised of an interconnected series of interactions across devices and channels. Your customers expect you to recognize them, show them products and services for which they have an affinity, and allow them to have a continuous shopping experience regardless of whether they are on their smartphones, laptops, or tablets. Following are eight ways to optimize your tablet strategy:”

Mashable: LinkedIn Announces Women-Only ‘DevelopHer’ Hackday – “Scheduled for June 30 and July 1 in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn’s 24-hour event is open  to students, enthusiasts and professionals. The company has created a DevelopHer Hackday LinkedIn Group where people can pitch ideas to other participants and build groups for the contest.”