25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend – 2nd March
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.
- An autopsy of a dead social network (via MIT Technology Review)
- LinkedIn’s next target: Yammer, Salesforce Chatter? (via C|Net)
- Apple’s international retail strategy (via Asymco)
- What LG will do with webOS (via All Things D)
- The near impossible battle against hackers everywhere (via Reuters)
- LinkedIn: The ugly duckling of social media (via Wall Street Journal)
- Why Silicon Valley is the next Detroit (via All Things D)
- The success of the social CEO (via Social Media Today)
- Why Yahoo will start telecommuting again (via Forbes)
- The enduring myth of the ‘Free’ Internet (via The Atlantic)
- Is Twitter actually worth $10 billion? We have our doubts (via The Next Web)
- The changing face of e-commerce – survival of the fittest (via The Guardian)
- Why Google’s low profile at Mobile World Congress belies its clout (via Wall Street Journal)
- What a pig, a goat and an eagle can tell us about the decline of traditional media (via paidContent)
- Yahoo’s new work policy: bold move, bad delivery (via CNNMoney)
- The Google Glass feature no one is talking about (via Creative Good)
- Marissa Mayer’s no-working-from-home rule is stupid – Or it could save Yahoo (via Wired)
- Does a company like Apple need a genius like Steve Jobs (via New Yorker)
- How Virgin mobile fell in love with content (via Digiday)
- How Indeed hit 100 million monthly users without any marketing (via Mashable)
- Why can’t this breathtaking game get funded on Kickstarter? (via All Things D)
- Is the Google+ “spam-free” sign-in really that different from Facebook? (via Marketing Land)
- Google Glass part two: Binocular vision (via Patent Bolt)
- How Google did the right thing with the NASCAR crash video, and why it matters (via paidContent)
- Can evil data scientists fool us all with the world’s best spam? (via GigaOM)
Some of our blog posts from this week that you might have missed.
- 50 social media case studies you should bookmark.
- The dummies’ guide to creating your own Facebook cover photo.
- Why the best social media algorithm is yourself.
- Making the most out of Twitter’s promoted advertising.
- Google’s new sign-in service: Should you be using it?