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.
- "Yesterday, I resigned from Square, and I want to take the opportunity to explain to you why." (Via Keith Rabois)
- A free database of the entire web may spawn the next Google (via MIT Technology Review)
- Can a messaging app beat standalone social networking? (via TechCrunch)
- In his own words: Tim Cook on Apple's earnings and more (via Macworld)
- Google creating wireless network, but for what? (via The Wall Street Journal)
- Vine hands-on: Twitter's game-changing take on social video (via The Verge)
- Hi, Wall Street, it's Apple. Did we mention those iPhone sales were a record? (via All Things D)
- Solving problems the Square way (via Fast Company)
- Samsung's road to global domination (via CNNMoney)
- Are search engines driving libraries to extinction? Not quite yet (via Search Engine Land)
- Airbnb and the unstoppable rise of the share economy (via Forbes)
- How M.I.T. ensnared a hacker, bucking a freewheeling culture (via The New York Times)
- What's a tweet anymore? (via Buzzfeed)
- What does Google need from Android (via Benedict Evans)
- Feelings, nothing more than feelings: The measured rise of sentiment analysis in journalism (via Nieman Journalism Lab)
- The Apple paradox (via Benedict Evans)
- Simplicity be damned: Is Twitter losing its way by trying to be all things to all people? (via GigaOM)
- Should TV take notice of Twitter's new video sharing app Vine? (via Lost Remote)
- The story behind DIAL: How Netflix and YouTube want to take on AirPlay (via GigaOM)
- The journalistic pros and cons of Twitter's new real-time video tool (via Poynter)
- The happiness machine: How Google became such a great place to work (via Slate)
- A casualty on the battlefield of Amazon's partisan book reviews (via The New York Times)
- Why does Google still reward content scraping (via Buzzfeed)
- How Twitter's new embeds will make social media's copyright issues even weirder (via PandoDaily)
- YouTube's quiet evolution into the heart of Google (via GigaOM)
Some blog posts from earlier this week that you might have missed.
- What Facebook Graph Search means for both businesses and you.
- Will the personalised Web destroy discovery?
- Taking the mystery away from inbound marketing.
- Why Vine's road to success may be a very bumpy one.
- How your brand can make the most out of breaking news.
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