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Something to tweet about: Social media skills help pay the bills

In this week's roundup we bring you a favorable forecast for the digital economy, reasons to sharpen your social media skills and more.

So glad you found us! Going forward, this will be the home of the weekly roundup -- a collection of news, analysis and digital ephemera from around the Web that you may have missed. This week we bring you a favorable forecast for the digital economy and reasons to sharpen your social media skills. Plus, find out which dying industry Google decided to kick while it's down!

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  • Will there soon be one less type of bring your own device, aka BYOD issue for CIOs to worry about? Read this techie's take on the tumble of the tablet.
  • Over the centuries (OK, decades) computer nerds have worn their social awkwardness like a badge of honor. Well, knock it off, Poindexter. This isn't The Big Bang Theory; it's your IT career. From social media skills to real-life interaction, check out these five social skills IT pros must have.

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  • Coolly meta or truly mean? In an apparent nod to '80s teen movies in which the rich kid takes delight in embarrassing the poor kid, Google takes out a print ad to prove newspaper ads don't work.
  • It really does pay to be able to talk in sound bites -- or in this case, type in them. Yahoo and Twitter are joining forces to create a talk show that takes place entirely on social media. #howisthattalking?

Let us know what you think about the story; email Karen Goulart, Features Writer.

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