25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend – 1st Dec
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 Syria turned off the Internet (CloudFlare Blog)
- The science behind those Obama campaign e-mails (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Miscellaneous thoughts and observations on iTunes 11 (Daring Fireball)
- The Internet’s best terrible person goes to jail: Can a reviled master troll become a geek hero? (Gawker)
- Why we’re pivoting from mobile-first to Web-first (Philosophically)
- The cost of selling Samsung Galaxies (Asymco)
- How Google plans to find the UnGoogleable (MIT Technology Review)
- The social commerce attribution problem: IBM says Twitter referred 0% of Black Friday traffic (TechCrunch)
- So, how do you market a phone these days? (Google Agency Blog)
- The Approval Bias: Why Facebook’s lack of a dislike button is no surprise (The European)
- How Facebook’s top engineer is trying to read your mind (Wired)
- What hasn’t changed: The Internet keeps getting bigger (500Hats)
- What has changed among the consumer web (AVC)
- Better algorithms beat more data – and here’s why (All Things D)
- Why social networks are for sharing and not telling (Social Media Today)
- The biggest problem in mobile: Retention (Cristina Cordova)
- The mobile revolution and the future of business apps (GigaOM)
- How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload (Nieman Journalism Lab)
- The YouTube industry has a transparency problem (ReadWrite)
- Gamification, huh? What IS it good for? (The Guardian)
- The Imperceptible impact of social media on our everyday lives (Social Media Today)
- The next big thing in ads (Inc.)
- Why fake press releases are a public service (Reuters)
- How PRWeb helps distribute crap into Google and news sites (Search Engine Land)
- Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard (GigaOM)
Some of our blog posts from this week that you might have missed.
- The biggest mistakes brands make in social media marketing.
- LinkedIn Endorsements – Are you using them properly?
- How to increase your social media following.
- How to save yourself from information overload.
- How to take the perfect Instagram photo.