25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend - 2nd Feb

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.

- A crazier prediction: iPhone Plus is real, and huge (via Marco.org)

- How trapped are your digital movies and TV shows? (via C|Net)

- Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you (via GigaOM)

-With new Gifts launch, Facebook wants you to put it on "The Card" (via All Things D)

- Are Medium And Quora Just The Rebirth Of Content Farms (via Elapsed Time)

Facebook Social Search

- For Graph Search, Facebook Had To Go Beyond 'Robospeak' (via The New York Times)

- Peak Mac? Was 2012 A One-off Year Of Treading Water For Apple's Mac Business? (via SplatF)

- Your social networking credit score (via Slate)

- Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags And Hate (via The New Yorker)

- Small firms say LinkedIn works, Twitter doesn't (via The Wall Street Journal)

- Commenting threads: good, bad or not at all (via Scientific American)

- Facebook's $1.6 billion quarter in charts: How and where it makes money (via Quartz)

- What's next for Dropbox this year: Content instead of files (via All Things D)

- Instagram Isn't An Indie Anymore (via BuzzFeed)

- Inside Blackberry's last stand (via CNN Money)

(1) LinkedIn

- How LinkedIn could be a serious threat to Bloomberg (via Quartz)

- Vine Is A Distraction (via Cap Watkins)

- Why you need to treat your social media strategy like your content strategy (via Search Engine Land)

- Why your business must embrace customer service on Twitter (via Social Media Today)

- Apple Has A Porn Problem, And It's About To Get Worse (via The Verge)

- The cost of bad data is the illusion of knowledge (via LinkedIn)

- Is Facebook really a mobile company (via The Telegraph)

- Twitter now the fastest growing social platform in the world (via Globalwebindex)

- Analysis: Facebook's status from zero to hero (via USA Today)

- In the battle of more data vs. better algorithms, better data beats them both (via All Things D)

Bonus Content

Some blog posts from earlier this week that you might have missed.

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- How to build up your email marketing database.

- Why Facebook is a $200 stock.

- 16 Nexus 7 tips and tricks that you need to know.

- Is optimising your Facebook page for Graph Search even possible?

- Why Irish businesses need to invest more in digital.

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