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.
- Rethinking mobile first (via AVC)
- Twitter vs. Instagram: It's all about monetization (via C|Net)
- How families interact on Facebook (via Facebook)
- They screwed us. Right before they screwed us again.#poohead (via TechCrunch)
- FAQ: Social media and Journalism: Dehumanising? (via Online Journalism Blog)
- Why 'The Daily' failed (via Daring Fireball)
- Apple - Think twice (via The n Bells)
- Disruptions: Silencing the voices of militants on Twitter (via NYT Bits)
- The new age of the Internet: Why London needs to step up (via The Guardian)
- New York: Tech's hot new hub (via CNN Money)
- Nobody is crying for you when you are worth billions (via AVC)
- What it was like launching the doomed iPad magazine The Daily (via Gizmodo)
- Train wreck: The New York Post's subway cover (via The New York Times)
- Pandora's problem: The more it sells, the more it loses (via The Wall Street Journal)
- Can an algorithm take down terror cells (via The Verge)
- Cashing in on YouTube fame of 'Gangnam Style' (via siliconvalley.com
- The product lens (via Chris Dixon)
- How the Tumblr worm spread so quickly (via NakedSecurity)
- Is Silicon Valley's legendary office culture a business liability (via Digital Trends)
- Why journalists should explore the business side of news (via Poynter)
- Soundcloud: Why sound will be bigger than video online (via VentureBeat)
- Why BuzzFeed still doesn't cover business news (via AdAge)
- The lost art of creative copywriting in advertising (via The Guardian)
- How to fake a viral video (via Digiday)
- How Tumblr incorporates advertising without users noticing (via Business Insider)
Some of our blog posts from this week that you might have missed.
- 101 essential social media marketing stats to guide you into 2013.
- 17 ways to optimise your Facebook brand page.
- How to increase Pinterest traffic and direct it to your site.
- 19 handy Google tricks that you weren't aware of.
- The 20 most shared social video ads of 2012.
Daily image via ZDNet.
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