Links of the day

End Of Speculation: The Real Twitter Usage Numbers

Here Comes Everybody: Indispensable Reading – the Edelman Digital team’s review of Clay Shirky’s latest opus, will let you know if I agree when I have finished reading it

Why Can’t Microsoft Close the Deal? – Seeking Alpha  – culture, image and reputation are critical

The law of Phorm | OUT-LAW.COM  – interesting analysis on Phorm

Talking heads spar over Carrefour boycott  – internal debate on China’s self confidence and identity and how it should be expressed. I think that Wang Xiaodong was one of the authors of China Can Say Now – a groundbreaking collection of essays on Chinese nationalism published in 1996

Mother joins forces with Shane Meadows for Eurostar feature film – Brand Republic Login – Brand Republic  – interesting idea. Is this an extension of the great ads of the 1980s or a new form of marketing partnering with the artisans of the film industry a la BMW USA’s Clive Owen Driver films

Opal Fruits make a comeback after decade away – Brand Republic Login – Brand Republic

Everything you wanted to know about Flickr but were afraid to ask – The Juicy Cow  – handy stats if a little old

Zattoo | TV meets PC

Audana Marketing – search engine marketing, search engine optimisation, social media, mobile  – Chris Hambly’s agency

MicroHoo: Mail Monopoly Part of Yahoo’s Price Holdout | AllThingsD » Blog Archive » Yahoo! presentations at Web 2.0 Expo: slides and more

Top-5 handset vendors losing ground in profit share, says Strategy Analytics