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Mashable Officially Launches Follow

Cashmore speaking to the crowd at last night's event.

Last night at Edelman’s New York offices, Mashable officially launched Mashable Follow, the site’s “new social layer” that will enable readers to find and follow their favorite topics, share stories to multiple social networks at once and follow other Mashable readers who are of interest, among other features.

Mashable founder Pete Cashmore addressed the crowd in attendance, and noted that the service had already added “thousands of sign ups” within the first few hours of launching.

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Mashable Community Manager Joins Journalists on Facebook

Vadim Lavrusik has joined Facebook as journalist program manager, leading the new Journalists on Facebook Page and managing the meetup events. The first “Facebook Journalist Meetup” is happening on April 27. he will be based in New York City.

In his post announcing the new job, Lavrusik writes (maybe a bit of foreshadowing with the first link?):

Facebook’s role in journalism has grown tremendously, perhaps showcased during the recent unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, and the growth is only going to continue as new products on the platform are introduced and users become even more accustomed to engaging with content and its producers. While some have proclaimed and lamented the death of journalism, I’ve been more fascinated with how it’s evolving, especially the emergence of social journalism.

(h/t VentureBeat)

Mashable Hires New York Times Vet Stacy Green as Director of Communications

Mashable just announced that it has hired Stacy Green as director of communications. Green comes to Mashable from The New York Times, where she was most recently manager of digital partnerships and social media marketing at The New York Times/NYTimes.com. Via Mashable’s Vadim Lavrusik:

Green will oversee public relations and marketing at Mashable, working with the business development, events, sales and advertising teams on improving outreach efforts, strategic marketing and internal and external communications.

Green had been with the Times for more than six years, and previously served as public relations manager for NYTimes.com. She begins with Mashable on Monday.