25 Unmissable Social Media Articles Worth Reading This Weekend


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 you simply have to read.

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.

Want to get users hooked on your product? Start driving them crazy!
Why achieving a viral success online doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll earn something from it.
How Google’s organic links have lost value.
How Chicago is beating Silicon Valley at the start up game.
Making a web film/show and want to know the different services that allow it to earn revenue. Then this guide to ad-free distribution resources will help.

Could QR codes be the next pop art meme?
While email can be overwhelming and time consuming, but can activity streamsfree us from its burden.
The major differences between popularity and influence online.
Living on a stream: The rise of real-time video.
Has Pinterest become a gateway from Facebook and Twitter.

Leveraging Apple and Facebook: Don’t let the story hurt the truth.
Coca-cola’s secret weapon for world domination – Mobile marketing.
Three things every employee and employer needs to know about social media.
Why the future of magazines should look a lot like Spotify.
Inside Forbes: The nine key steps they’ve taken to disrupt the traditional news business.

Creativity isn’t one size fits all, so why is copyright?
The unsocial network: privacy is staging a comeback on Facebook.
Three ways that Google is searching to secure its future.
Is Facebook a media or a tech company?
Why the web isn’t a democracy but instead a meritocracy.

The future of paywalls, memberships and advertising and why the writing on the wall is starting to appear.
The end of RIM & Blackberry as we know it.
If you think ‘Social’ Means Viral, you’ve got it all wrong.
The managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Andrew Blake, talks about Kinect and the future of computer interfaces.
Five reasons the new iPad has finally won me back.

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