Every week, we have a look at some of the biggest social media stories that are out there, sift through the thousands of articles on offer and bring you 25 stories that are worth your attention.
These are never breaking news stories, but rather some of the deepest thinkers and smartest minds from the world of technology and social media, offering their thoughts and views regarding the biggest stories of the week.
You won’t make it through them all in one sitting, but it’ll bring you up to speed with this week’s happenings. So just sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy.
- How search is evolving – finally! – beyond caveman queries (via All Things D)
- Google Reader still drives far more traffic than Google_ (via Buzzfeed FWD)
- Samsung’s Galaxy S4 distracts away from Android (via Apple Insider)
- Facebook’s About page redesign is a graph search data grab (via TechCrunch)
- Greed is Groupon: Can anyone save the company from itself? (via The Verge)
- Why did Google Reader die? (via Slate)
- Facebook to introduce hashtags – and that’s a double-edged sword for Twitter (via All Things D)
- Pebble teardown: Welcome to the future of watch evolution (via iFixit)
- In the smartphone race, money talks for Samsung (via The Wall Street Journal)
- Behind the scenes: The making of Blackberry 10 (via CITEworld)
- Why a LinkedIn acquisition of Pulse would make sense – content requires context (via paidContent)
- Google Reader’s demise is awful for Iranians, who use it to avoid censorship (via Quartz)
- The only thing that has really changed at Apple is that there’s no more reality distortion field (via Business Insider)
- Is Samsung stringing Microsoft along on Windows Phone 8? (via All Things D)
- Spotify: Growing like mad, yet so far to go (via C|Net)
- What will Andy Rubin’s departure mean for Android (via ComputerWorld)
- The killing of Google Reader highlights the risk of relying on a single provider (via Techdirt)
- Silicon Valley is the new Hollywood: Ignore the hype and keep working (via Forbes)
- The iPhone 5S’ problem (via iMore)
- Why build a cheaper iPhone? Because it’s stupid not to. (via All Things D)
- Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business? (via The Verge)
- Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path (via Reuters)
- The hypocrisy in Silicon Valley’s big talk on innovation (via SFgate)
- How Apple gets all the good apps (via All Things D)
- Habemus opinionem: The New York Times experiments with more structured online comments (via Nieman Journalism Lab)
- 40 studies and research papers that will improve your marketing capabilities.
- The 20 best beer ads of all time.
- With Google Reader finishing up, where do we go from here?
- The pitfalls businesses need to avoid on social media.
- Will we ever want to know who viewed our social profiles.
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