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Twitter Adds Email Security to Ward Off Cybercriminals (Mashable)
To cut down on fake email scams and ploys to steal your passwords, Twitter has added an email authentication security measure to prevent malicious attacks on user accounts. The company announced on Thursday it has started using a new technology DMARC, which aims to prevent cybercriminals from sending emails to users with a fake address.

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YouTube Teams With Billboard, Nielsen to Bring View Count to ‘Hot’ Charts


YouTube has partnered with Billboard and Nielsen to add a new element to their “Hot” charts. Now the Hot 100 List, Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs lists are going to be factoring in YouTube streaming data when assessing the popularity of an artist, album or song.

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Music Success Now Measured in Social Networking


Music is acquired, listened to and shared through social networking, so it was only a matter of time before it was measured there too. And here it is. Billboard has just launched its Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social-networking sites. And, no surprise, the inaugural chart has two Tweet-loving stars at the top.

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Rihanna Tops Inaugural Billboard Social 50

Billboard is known for its charts, and the 116-year-old music publication added to its arsenal with Social 50, which tracks the popularity of artists based on social media, CNET reported.

Social 50 uses Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, iLike, and YouTube, and determines its rankings by follower or fan additions and departures, page views, and song plays, according to CNET.

The top five this week were Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj.

Billboard chart director Silvio Pietroluongo said in a statement that the goal of the new chart is to offer information about “the artists that music fans engage with the most in the social arena, which, in today’s world, is a significant validation of their investment in an act.”

Listen Up: Seeks New Editor

Billboard is looking for a new editor for its music business site, If you’re as passionate about music as you are about the business behind it, this could be the perfect job for you.

The ideal candidate will be a top-notch editor, whose visionary leadership can help take to new heights when it relaunches in 2011. Of course, you’ll need to be on top of news and current music business trends, as you’ll be assigning stories to freelance writers, creating engaging multimedia packages and distributing content via social media platforms.

To be considered, you must have strong news reporting and aggregating skills, as well as superior news judgment. You should be literate in PC and Mac, with strong CMS and publishing platform skills. If you can handle a large workload under tight deadlines with a smile, apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

‘Bed Intruder Song’ Makes Hot 100, Billboard Ranks Most Awesome Viral Video Remixes

Antoine Dodson

Antoine DodsonLast week YouTube’s Gregory Brothers’, also known as Schmoyoho, made history when they clocked in at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their Bed Intruder Song. Even with over 30,000 downloads and over 11 million YouTube views, it was still surprising that a parody song inspired by an attempted rape would make the Billboard charts, but the Gregory Brothers’ and Billboard are running with it, and Billboard has even put together their own list of the most awesome viral video remixes on YouTube.
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