20 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend
While the entire week has been bursting to the seams with stories about Facebook’s IPO, many other things have happened in the world of social media and tech. including Twitter’s CEO defending the company’s decision to block certain tweets, Apple’s manufacturing policy and how a startup raised over $2.7 billion in funds in three years.
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 what’s on offer!
What the appointment of John Browett as Apple’s new retail boss means for the company.
Twitter CEO Dick Costello gives his views on censorship, Twitter as a platform for the 2012 elections & the company’s decision to block tweets. [Video]
How Microsoft’s Kinect will change the way laptops work.
Reuter’s fray into reporting via social media with their new service, Social Pulse.
Foursquare planning to introduce auto check-ins to help increase its user base.
The real face behind Facebook’s IPO: the company’s CFO David Ebersman.
Why Apple should shift from reinventing products to reinventing manufacturing.
The obstacles faced when a site achieves popularity and the need for moderation.
Why the inclusion of Mint on Android could end up boosting its user base.
The story of the graffiti artist who could walk away with $200 million because of Facebook’s IPO.
Why the perks enjoyed by advertisers on Facebook could be coming to an end.
The dirty little secret behind Silicon Valley’s Startup boom.
The awkward moment when Motorola sells used tablets and forgets to delete the personal info still saved on them.
The free fall experienced by About.com and whether the New York Times Company can reverse it.
Does iOS apps crash more than Android apps, a data report.How the venture capital fund Andressen Horowitz raised over $2.7 billion in three years.
A breakdown of Facebook’s revenue over the past three years.
How iMessage conversations has been interpreted and could end up in the wrong hands.
Bing finally speak out about Google’s new ‘Search Plus Your World’ feature.
Having trouble figuring out whether you’re working on a fake Apple project or not? A handy flowchart [Comic]
Finally, remember that commercial where Samsung poked fun at iPhone owners? Well they’re back with a second advert entitled “You’ve just got Samsung’d”, effectively continuing the same theme from the last one.