25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend

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 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!

Why Path's address book 'mistake' highlights a problem with both social media companies and ourselves.

Inside Instagram: How slowing its roll put the photo sharing start-up in the fast lane.

Why Chrome for Android is really a browser of choice for the 1%.

How new start-up Eventup wants to become the Airbnb of event space.

The decline of the Japanese electronics industry and how the yen's surge will lead to billions of dollars in losses.

Those millions on Facebook? Some may not actually visit.

And the counter argument: Those millions on Facebook, they actually visit and it's not a big deal anyway.

Is the open web facing a certain death? No it's not!

Exactly how does Facebook use your personal data for their own benefit.

And relating to the above, the stringent privacy rules Facebook enforces on its users, developers and partners.

A glimpse into the life of Silicon Valley's most prolific angel investor, Ron Conway.

Why Google's deal with Motorola may greatly benefit the company's new home entertainment system.

What exactly DON'T we know about the new iPad3 besides its name.

Who's ready for the forthcoming social network patent wars?

How the obstacles facing  Facebook's venture into China consist to more than just the great firewall of China.

How Yahoo's new CEO is placing less emphasis on ads and more on generating commission revenue.

Don't forgive Path, the creepy iPhone Company that misled us once already.

Groupon: A business that does not easily scale.

The co-founder of iLike on how the company went from 60 million users in its prime to 0.

Why Skimlinks is the real story behind Pinterest's recent success.

GigaOM founder Om Malik talks about why they have purchased paidContent from Guardian Media.

Foursquare's CEO Dennis Crowley talks the company's future aims, what he's learned from Twitter and what they're planning next.

A behind the scenes glimpse at Groupon's headquarters before it announced its Q4 2011 report.

How Silicon Valley is recovering faster than most industries and nations.

Since we're all obsessed about social media, ever wonder what we'll all look in 40 - 50 years time? This video will give you a glimpse into our future although just to warn you in advance, that QR code tattoo you're thinking of getting isn't and never will be a good idea.