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Our top ten reads from the last 7 Days: 20th January 2011

We’ve mentioned before that we pick just 10 links we like the look of every week (provocative, challenging, useful and/or entertaining tend to be the order of the day) and send them to our friends at BBH around the world.

It’s heavily based on the @BBHLabs twitterstream across 7 days, but filleted, honed and whittled to a Top Ten for anyone who fancies a filter between them and the 24/7, 365 days a year drenching in data that is Twitter.

So here it is again. Feel free to pass on. As usual, ideas on making it more useful always welcome.

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Comprehensive analysis of CityVille game mechanics – http://bit.ly/eN4GWq

How novels came to terms with the internet – http://bit.ly/ewWiSj (via @garethkay)

66% of 16-24s cite *entertainment* as prime motivation to engage with brands – http://bit.ly/hNvy4D (via @contagiousmag)

If you’re in the Bay area, you only have a few days left to book Kevin Kelly to come and talk about What Technology Wants to your team – http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/

“Instead of thinking about what to build – It’s about building in order to think” Tim Brown at TED in 09 – http://bit.ly/h2qgHT (via @sermad)

“Each media channel is a strand in the rope that is the story” – nice piece on @LanceWeiler‘s take on transmedia – http://bit.ly/ha94fy

The Past Imagines the Future – @brainpicker revisits retrofuturism – http://bit.ly/iebLIE

The Number One Key to Innovation? Scarcity – http://j.mp/f90r5h (via @malbonnington)

Interview with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia for the site’s 10th birthday – http://bit.ly/hfzDzB

2010 online, by the numbers – http://nyti.ms/f3elXQ (via @edwardboches)

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And  bonus 11th – We’ve come a long way, baby – Map of the internet 1972 http://t.co/URxFwds Vs map of the world through Facebook connections 2010 http://t.co/MyyXkUy