1. 6 top tips for handing a social media crisis (memeburn)

2. Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on crowdsourcing and creativity – Podcast (GigaOm)

3. Success of music streaming apps like Spotify means less money for musicians (NYT)

4. “In
death, Swartz has become a political martyr for the cause he championed
in life: making scientific and scholarly research freely available.”
(LA Times)

5. New blogging platforms like Medium and Quora focus on quality rather than quantity (PaidContent.org)