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2011 Press

Mediabistro's SocialTimes Pro Publishes Research Report on Virtual Items for Personal and Social Improvement

New York, NY - January 19, 2011 - (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced its latest Virtual Goods research report entitled 'How to Leverage Virtual Items for Personal and Social Improvement.'

The practice of using virtual goods to leverage social good projects is an emerging market fueled by the rapid embrace of virtual goods and gamification systems and promising early efforts. The SocialTimes Pro report, written by James Wagner Au, focuses on how individuals and organizations can use virtual goods to leverage real-world good, both personal and social. A combination of survey data and case studies reveals interesting trends and best practices.

SocialTimes Pro offers monthly reports on topics related to Facebook and Virtual Goods. SocialTimes Pro is associated with Mediabistro's and For more information, visit

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WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows and online job board services to media and business professionals. The Company’s online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, career and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design and mobile; (ii), providing industry leading content on Semantic Web technology; (iii) Brands of the World, Ads of the World and other related websites, providing industry leading content for creative, advertising, and design professionals; and (iv) e-commerce websites including Freelance Marketplace and The Company’s trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company’s online business.
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For information about SocialTimes Pro or this report contact:

Steve Kapsinow
Product Manager
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