Links of the day

42 Million U.S. Women Use Social Media: Blogs Most Influential | Small Business Trends

Digital technology undermines reputations, study says – PRWeek UK

Earned Followers Are Better Than Junk Circulation – John Battelle’s Searchblog – kind of like Tom really isn’t your friend on Facebook

WSJ Hatching New Micro-payment Plan (NWS)

IntelliSearch – interesting user experience idea for search bar

New Cartographer – Future Trends in Mobile and Attention Data

BillTweets (billtweets) on Twitter – handy for PA people, helping track bills in parliament. An OpenHackDay London award winner

Which Social Network is the Most Generous?

Lois Whitman Now An Unwilling Case Study In How Not To Do PR

Customers sometimes do not know what they want

Social media engagement: are we making it up as we go along? | Blog | Econsultancy

What’s happening in Japan right now?: Business Models of Social Media in Japan

Should Design Be Held Back by a Tyranny of Data? – NYTimes.com – Can a company blunt its innovation edge if it listens to its customers too closely? Can its products become dull if they are tailored to match exactly what users say they want?

Cellphones in India – A Pocket-Size Leveler in an Outsize Land – NYTimes.com

EC wants software makers held liable for code – ZDNet.co.uk – what counts as software anymore?

The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 – microsite around the iconic diagram