25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend – 13th Oct
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.
- The Patent, used as a Sword (New York Times, Bits Blog)
- Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora’s Payments To Artists (billboard.biz)
- First Results Are In: Facebook’s New Custom Audience CRM Ads Increase Conversation And Lower Costs (TechCrunch)
- How Much Do Google And Facebook Profit From Your Data? (Ars Technica)
- Advertising Becomes Amazon’s Newest Low-Price Weapon (AdAge Digital)
- Twitter: It’s Time For Patent Trolls To Bear The Costs Of Frivolous Lawsuits (GigaOM)
- To Keep Passwords Safe From Hackers, Just Break Them Into Bits (Technology Review)
- Study: Malicious Search Results More Common In Bing & Image Search (Search Engine Land)
- Square Likely To Announce Cabs Partnership With New York City (Forbes)
-How An Intern Created Facebook’s Slick New Mobile Ad Interface (The Next Web)
- YouTube Analytics Now Includes Time Watched, Annotation Reporting, And More (YouTube Creators) Avoiding Facebook Fate Is Twitter CFO Goal On Way To IPO (Bloomberg)
- iPod Touch 5th Generation Teardown (iFixIt)
- Developers: We Warned Apple About iOS Maps Quality (C|Net)
- Viewpoint: More Women Needed In Technology (BBC News)
- Twitter Says Its Ads Make Money For Politicians (All Things D)
- YouTube Analytics Now Includes Time Watched, Annotation Reporting, And More (YouTube Creators)
- No Filter: How Instagram Caused Hipstamatic To Lose Focus And Gamble On Social (Fast Company)
- How Storyful Is Shaking Up News Reporting With User-Generated Content. (The Content Strategist)
- Bringing it On: The Battle Of Amazon, eBay, and Wal-Mart Delivery To Deliver On Customer Expectations (Forbes)
- With Lifestyle Deals, eBay Takes On Groupon, Google, Amazon, And Others (Fast Company)
- A $12 Billion Move In Apple Stock Seems To Have Started With Tweets From A Single Anonymous Source In China (Business Insider)
- Twitter’s New SEO Play: A Profile Directory Of All User Accounts (Search Engine Land)
- Is New York’s Digital Boom Slowing Down? (All Things D)
- How Foursquare Plans To Monetize: No Dumb Banners, All Specific Targeting (PandoDaily)
- The Politics Of Data: Data Visualisations Can Have Agendas (Columbia Journalism Review)
A list of blog posts from earlier this week that you may have missed.
- When Social Media Gets Ugly – The 20 Biggest Brand Disasters
- Has Social Media Simply Created The Illusion Of Choice?
- 30 Ways To Turn Yourself Into A Google Search Pro
- 75+ Speakers & Startups To Follow At The Dublin Web Summit
- How Shazam Is Leading The Mobile Revolution