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The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

Online ad spending to pass by TV soon

…That said, PriceWaterhouseCoopers expects 2016 to be an especially lucrative year for television, with both the Summer Olympics and US presidential election taking place then. As usual, mobile is picking up speed with no slowing down in sight. Read more from Quartz via Pocket

The Cost of Paying Attention – via NYTimes

What if we saw attention in the same way that we saw air or water, as a valuable resource that we hold in common? Perhaps, if we could envision an “attentional commons,” then we could figure out how to protect it. Read more from The

Social Media 2.0: time killers or time savers?

By Tim Cole While the digital world around us is changing at Internet speed, there are still those among us who are blissfully unaware of what’s going on. Certain regions even in the developed world still lag far behind. Germans, for instance, are real digital

Reblog: Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet

In a year when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the collection of U.S. phone data have sparked privacy fears, data miners have been quietly using their tools to peek into America’s medicine cabinets. Tapping social media, health-related phone apps and medical