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 you simply have to read.
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 long will Samsung need Google?
- The reasons why RIM lost both its crew and its groove.
- How will Facebook respond to the growth of Pinterest? A look at the social network's history with competition.
- Why stealing digital stuff is, no matter how you phrase it, still stealing.
- Why do we get so angry online, and how you can deal with your rage.
- If Facebook was built today, it would be a mobile app.
- Facebook vs Groupon: The tale of two IPOs.
- How to monetize your social site without annoying your users.
- The computing trend that will change everything.
- How the IPO ruined Google.
- Is an online ad still an ad if nobody saw it?
- How much is a tweet worth? And is it's even possible to calculate its value?
- Why the next shift at Google could have a big impact on advertisers.
- With the acquisition of Instagram, is mobile social media site Path next?
- The ways in which Instagram can help Facebook monitise mobile.
- Why the true cost of losing your smartphone is a lot greater than you'd imagine.
- Groupon: Where were the auditors?
- Is Google's augmented reality glasses just PR that makes it look more interesting?
- Pinterest's unlikely journey to the top of the startup mountain.
- ...and keeping with the mountain theme, what we can learn from Pinterest's Ascent.
- The ebook wars: Who is less evil, Amazon or book publishers.
- How Instagram grew from Foursquare knock-off to a $1 billion photo empire.
- Can Tumblr be a business without traditional advertising? Founder David Karp thinks so.
- This is why you fall in love with brands.
- The rise of the e-jukebox.
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