Here are the stories and links we’ve tweeted, posted, passed around the UK office and shaken our heads at.

Check back later to get the skinny on what our US team has been reading too.

The net closes on cyber-snoopers

Ian Burrell looks closely at personalised advertising in The Independent

Originally posted 1-Feb-12

Gone Google? Got Concerns? We Have Alternatives

Microsoft’s punchy retort to Google’s new privacy guidelines.

Originally posted 1-Feb-12

Zynga CEO responds to copycat accusations from Nimblebit and others

The Verge talks to Mark Pincus

Originally posted 1-Feb-12

8 Ridiculous Examples of Press Release Fails

Copypress explores the oh-so-painful world of badly written releases.

Originally posted 31-Jan-12

For Or Against?

Vogue analyses KCD Worldwide’s digital fashion show service

Originally posted 31-Jan-12

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

20 absolutely stunning examples of bookstores from Flavorwire

Originally posted 31-Jan-12

How the Sainsbury’s Customer Service Letter went viral; my theory

Laurence Borel looks into why a letter from a little girl to Sainsbury’s regarding its Tiger Bread, and the subsequent response from a store manager, went viral again this month. This week the supermarket pulled off a fabulous PR move, changing the name to ‘White Giraffe Bread’ as suggested by 3 (and a half) year old Lily.

Originally posted 25-Jan-12

The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.

Avinash Kaushik 2012 guide from back in January on Occam’s Razor

Originally posted 9-Jan-12

Usable Sites vs. Sites People Want To Use

Nick Russell highlights the differences between planning for suability – and planning for a site to be used.

Originally posted 3-Jan-12

Klout scores: Do they belong on résumés?

The New Post dips into the world of social media influence scores, and whether they should be used as a benchmark of success. Doing the rounds again this week.

Originally posted 14-Nov-11