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.
- How does BuzzFeed intend to crack a $1B valuation? By embracing journalism's past (via PandoDaily)
- Behind Google's antitrust escape (via The Wall Street Journal)
- A more complete picture of the iTunes economy (via Asymco)
- Samsung's big push for 2013: Content Corporates (via Reuters)
- Can social media sell soap (Via The New York Times)
- The fifth horseman: Samsung (via TechCrunch)
- The new guard: Look at who is buying technology companies now (via GigaOM)
- Every tech journalist's worst nightmare (via Buzzfeed)
- The bizarre tale of John McAfee, spymaster (via Ars Technica)
- The marketing backstory of how Intel became a household name (via Fast Company)
- What Hollywood gets wrong about Facebook marketing (via Inside Facebook)
- It's official: 3D is dead (via The Verge)
- The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn't mind (via Niemans Lab)
- Why most 'smart' devices are actually pretty dumb (via Digital Trends)
- Can Meg Whitman reverse Hewlett-Packard's free fall? (via Bloomberg Businessweek)
- How Funny or Die got 5 million Twitter followers (via AdAge)
- Quitting LinkedIn (via Cap Watkins)
- How social media is sparking organizational transformation (via Brian Solis)
- Is brand loyalty dying a slow and painful death? (via Social Media Today)
- How hackers can be good for business (via Fast Company)
- How big brands - with help from Google & Yahoo - finance online privacy (via Read Write)
- 2013: The year of the Internet of Things (via MIT Technology Review)
- How Google Author Rank could change content marketing... and journalism (via PandoDaily)
- Interactive TV: The future that's never quite here (via The Wall Street Journal)
- From Seinfeld to sushi: How to master your domain (via LinkedIn)
Some blog posts from earlier this week that you might have missed.
- Introducing the new Simply Zesty.
- Building up your own personal brand, the basics.
- Data visualisation: Seven ways to do it for free.
- The key features behind a successful marketing campaign.
- How Facebook is sitting on a massive mobile cash cow.
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