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.
- Why big change may be coming to iOS this year (via USA Today)
- How the web became just another app store (via Buzzfeed)
- The newsonomics of zero and The New York Times (via Nieman Journalism Lab)
- Mainlining TV: 'House of Cards' and the joys of addiction viewing (via The Verge)
- A Chinese hacker's identity unmasked (via Bloomberg Businessweek)
- How Mailbox became an instant sensation (via CNN Money)
- I'd like to use the Web my way, thank you very much Quora (via Hanselman.com)
- Selling digital ads is easy, but that's actually a big problem (via AdAge)
- How Facebook, Vine and Snapchat make us cheat (via Wired)
- Lies, damn lies, and robots (via TechCrunch)
- How graph search works for young people (via Facebook)
- When Google got flu wrong (via Nature)
- What does Netflix want you to watch? (via Buzzfeed)
- Can startup act 3.0 reboot entrepreneurship and America? (via Forbes)
- Is Quora's quest for growth worth alienating key users (via GigaOM)
- The death of the password (via Social Media Today)
- The rise of paid social ads: Completing the integrated ad approach (via NielsenWire)
- Inside HMV's Twitter disaster: What went wrong (and how to keep your company safe) (via LinkedIn)
- The future of Google Plus, and its path to social-media domination (via Fast Company)
- Backers with benefits: Why companies are outsourcing to Kickstarter (via MIT Technology Review)
- How did Shazam and Spotify do at picking Grammy winners? (via Billboardbiz)
- LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: Treat employees like adults, and you won't have leaks (via CNN Money)
- A realist's guide to marketing in 2013 (via Forbes)
- You're not gonna like it: Facebook's new search struggles with the real world. (via The Verge)
- Ecommerce 2.0: Hope or hype? (via Pandodaily)
Some of our posts from this week that you might have missed.
- Here's the desktop site that will help Vine grow.
- The major problem Facebook needs to address for brands right now.
- Are our social graphs fundamentally broken?
- The 5 changes that will make Vine a must-have app.
- The 5 W's that are instrumental to your site's success.