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.
- Twitter reaction to events often at odds with overall public opinion (via Pew Research Center)
- The history of Facebook as told through its ever-expanding list of profile fields (via Quartz)
- Why the news feed is Facebook’s new jackpot (via The Atlantic Wire)
- YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify (via CNN Money)
- Apps: The new corporate cost-cutting tool (via The Wall Street Journal)
- – Under the hood: Building out the infrastructure for Graph Search (via Facebook)
- Why Google thinks two music subscription services are better than none (via All Things D)
- Return of the Borg: How Twitter rebuilt Google’s secret weapon (via Wired)
- The real mobile revolution isn’t about mobility (via Forbes)
- How two volunteers built the Raspberry Pi’s operating system (via Ars Technica)
- If followers can sponsor updates on Facebook, social advertising has a new horizon (via O’Reilly Radar)
- Why the Galaxy S4 won’t be shedding its plastic roots (via C|Net)
- Tumblr to introduce mobile advertising to help achieve profit (via Bloomberg)
- Why Microsoft probably couldn’t care less that the EU just fined it $732 million (via Quartz)
- Why Google wants to be known for beauty as well as brains (via The Economist)
- A Mac Pro Mini (via Marco.org)
- Why I switched from iPhone to Android (via TechHive)
- How much is a piece of content worth? (via Pandodaily)
- Facebook plotting major video push: Look for Timeline videos, group social production and more pre-rolls (via AdWeek)
- How viral is social media? (via Huffington Post Tech)
- How emoji conquered the world (via The Verge)
- Facebook to Nick Bilton (and everyone else): Seriously, there’s no pay to play scheme here (via All Things D)
- The wrong way to discuss new technologies (via Slate)
- The fall and rise of magazines from print to digital (via The Guardian)
- Stop reinventing disruption (via Harvard Business Review)
- 15 brilliant campaigns that brought digital into the real world.
- What Google+’s latest design updates means for marketers.
- How businesses can apply big data to their services.
- The basics of social media marketing for B2B companies.
- 9 ways to stop your inbox from driving you insane.