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LI mother of 3 now a professional Tweeter

June 25, 2010; Uniondale, NY: Dani Muccio was

June 25, 2010; Uniondale, NY: Dani Muccio was recently hired as a social media coordinator for the NY Islanders. Muccio works the social media booth during the Islanders' draft party at Nassau Coliseum Friday evening. Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Three years ago, Dani J.  Muccio, mother of three, knew just a little about ice hockey and even less about Twitter, the microblogging site that last month was streaming an estimated 65 million tweets a day.

Yet, four months ago, the Nassau County resident was hired by the New York Islanders of the NHL as part of a team charged with engaging fans through social media.

She's not alone.

In the past four months, Long Island employers -- especially those with a consumer focus --are looking to hire social-media-savvy marketing professionals and human resources staff. 

>> Read Patricia Kitchen's full story

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