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.
- Adria Richards, PyCon and how we all lost (via Amanda Blum)
- Self-reliance - The mobile market, everyone agrees, is the technology industry's future (via Hypercritical)
- 7 things that could have killed Twitter, but didn't (via Splat F)
- Short term thinking vs long term thinking (via AVC)
- Sorry Google; you can Keep it to yourself (via GigaOM)
- Facebook's true identity (via The Gong Show)
- Think Again: Are journalists any less gullible today than they were 10 years ago? (via Huffington Post)
- Facebook followed you to the supermarket (via Slate)
- The demise of Google Reader: stability as a service (via O'Reilly Radar)
- My Amazon bestseller made me nothing (via Salon)
- Twitter untangles its overgrown org chart (via All Things D)
- End of an era for eMusic, subscription music pioneer (via The Wall Street Journal)
- How search can solve big data problems (via GigaOM)
- The Google Graveyard (via Slate)
- Uber's free ride (via The New Yorker)
- 7 years later, another look at Twitter (via The Next Web)
- Apple is losing the war - on words (via Monday Note)
- How to build a mobile-first company (via Forbes)
- How YouTube saved everyone from getting sued over those "Harlem Shake" videos (via AdAge)
- Google shutting down Reader is great news (via Betanews)
- Disconnect: why Andy Rubin and Android called it quits (via The Verge)
- How the America Invents Act will change patenting forever (via Wired)
- As we start doing everything with smartphones, will publishers find room? (via AdAge)
- Where the Web has failed journalism (via CNN Money)
- The future of advertising... the opportunity is now (via LinkedIn)
- How to design amazing images for your social media profiles.
- Why Mailbox's huge success is down to simple but ingenious marketing.
- How to increase your Twitter followers and get the audience you want.
- The one feature Twitter needs in its analytics service.
- SZ podcast Ep 2: Dropbox buying Mailbox, Facebook spam pages and the rise of social identities.