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 Zappos' user agreement failed in court and left Zappos legally naked (blog.ericgoldman.org)
- Apple shake-up could lead to design shift (The New York Times)
- Hurricane Sandy, @ComfortablySmugh, and the flood of social media misinformation (Forbes)
- MIT researcher says he can predict Twitter trends (GigaOM)
- Could Sandy be Instagram's big citizen journalism moment? (Pandodaily)
- Dollar Shave Club: The power of asymmetric marketing (pakman.com
- Reimagining the 'Other' Windows (The Official Microsoft Blog)
- The iPad 4 teardown (ifixit.com)
- A look inside Verizon's flooded communications hub (The Wall Street Journal)
- Facebook tests timeline layout with single column of posts (Inside Facebook)
- As NY floods, "Robin Hood' Uber robs from the rich and... Nope, that's about it (PandoDaily)
- Ray Ozzie on startups: Don't underestimate the power of your connections (GeekWire)
- Sorting the real Sandy photos from the fakes (The Atlantic)
- How a Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything (Ars Technica)
- Why the technology industry must get involved in government (TechCrunch)
- Google Now: Behind the predictive future of search (The Verge
- Fanboy targeting: Facebook advertisers can now choose what mobile devices their ads appear on (TechCrunch)
- The truth about cats and dogs: Smartphone vs tablet usage differences (Flurry Blog)
- Why Foursquare's Dennis Crowley obsessively changes location (Fast Company)
- Why privacy is the future of competition (Huffington Post)
- Regime change - Apple cannot afford to get too big or too disorganised (Apple Outsider)
- The inside story of how Microsoft built the Windows 8 brand (Fast Co.Design)
- How Hurricane Sandy slapped the sarcasm out of Twitter (The New York Times)
- The rise of the search butler (Marketing Land)
- How the internet economy works: Guns, butter and bandwidth (GigaOM)
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