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Friday Five: Week of August 13-17

Matilda Schieren

Friday is upon us. Let's wrap up with five industry articles that caught our eyes and browser tabs this week.

11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn’t Run Your Social Media

Important read because, from a youthful agency’s perspective, we definitely need to combat these naysayers. Rebuttal anyone?

Google Maps: 10 Handy Tricks You Should Know

Mashable blows our mind with yet another tips slideshow, this time teaching us the secrets to becoming a Google Maps power user.

The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce: How the Sun Rose on the Silicon Valley

The end all, be all of Silicone Valley features stories. This piece highlights the beginnings of our industry and how one electrical component, the semiconductor, is responsible for all our paychecks.

Flo Suddenly a Problem for Progressive in Its Social-Media Crisis

A tragic accident involving a Progressive customer has spurred massive Internet backlash after the customer’s brother reacted via Tumblr. The whole company is under scrutiny right now, with its "love-her-or-hate-her" mascot Flo caught in the crossfire.

Google’s Dremel Makes Big Data Look Small

Wired uncovers the company, and the software, that gives Google its undeniable edge.