Has your love of Mashable‘s newest channel Watercooler turned into a full-blown addiction? You’re not alone, and you don’t need help. It’s perfectly healthy to be obsessed with Nyan Cat, stripper parody videos and Pee-wee Herman dubs — at least, that’s what we keep telling ourselves.
There is, however, one possible side effect: In the whirlwind of memes, you just might have missed out on some of Mashable‘s features coverage this week. If you’re looking for the cure, you’ve come to the right place; here’s the roundup of the week’s top digital media resources.
12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets
Cheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a given item. Here are some of the best social media cheat sheets.
20 Funniest YouTube Videos According to Reddit
Reddit users weigh in on the funniest YouTube videos ever seen.
How Facebook Recruiting Can Backfire
Study finds that companies that screen applicants on Facebook may reduce their attractiveness to both applicants and current employees.
5 Signs Your Small Business Should Be on LinkedIn
Even if you and your small business only fit one of these scenarios, you’ll still be able to reap a lot of LinkedIn benefits.
How to Optimize Your Mobile Website for Search
More and more searches are done on mobile devices every day — here’s how to rise to the top.
A Super-Quick Guide to Building a Website
Whether you’re starting a blog or designing a site for a product or business, learn how to pick a platform and copyright a domain name.
The 20 Most Popular Tags on Instagram
The top 20 most popular tags on Instagram include #love, #photooftheday, #instagood, #tweegram, #cute, #girls, #sky and more.
Music Monday: Catchy Songs
In honor of Watercooler, our new section for viral content, we rounded up some of the catchiest music on the Internet.
MLB All-Stars: The Social Media Champs [INFOGRAPHIC]
We already know Major League Baseball’s 2012 All-Stars are superb on the field.
20 TV Shows With the Most Social Media Buzz This Week
Which TV shows generate the most buzz on social networks? Find out each week from our social TV chart.
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
Images spread like wildfire across Twitter. These were the most popular Twitter hashtags and images from this past week.
5 Hilarious ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Parodies
A roundup of the funniest “50 Shades of Grey” parodies on Twitter and YouTube.
12 Celebratory Photos From Mashable Readers
Check out these 12 pictures to see how our readers celebrate in this week’s Mashable Photo Challenge.
The 33 Most-Watched Cat Videos Ever [PURR]
These, then, are the definitive top 30 most-watched cat shorts on the world’s most-watched video service, ranging from a paltry 11 million views (number 30) all the way up to 79 million views (number one).
How Mobile, Social Will Win the 2012 Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC]
Mobile and social technology will play a huge role in the 2012 Olympics, and this infographic breaks down why.
Why Hotels Need to Care About Their Reputations [INFOGRAPHIC]
Roughly half of all travelers post reviews — and wouldn’t book a hotel without any reviews.
The 2012 Olympics Social Media Guide
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) revamped its social media policies this year, and strict rules apply to Facebook and Twitter.
How to Use Twitter’s New Search Features
An illustrated guide to Twitter’s new search features, including autocompleted search terms and spelling corrections.
10 Funny Facebook Tees You’ll Definitely Like
To spruce up our summer wardrobe, we searched the web for some great Facebook-themed tee designs.
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Facebook Pages
Whether you want to make your brand’s profile page more attractive or manage how people message you, we have a solution to suit.
Who is the Superhero of the Social Web? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Who is the most-discussed Marvel character on the social web?
Business & Marketing
I Hired a Zombie: The True Cost of a Bad Hire [INFOGRAPHIC]
Here’s the true cost of hiring a zombie, a.k.a. an unproductive employee.
How Etsy Turns Artists Into Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]
Etsy not only hosts online storefronts for handmade, vintage and repurposed items; it also fosters a future for many an aspiring entrepreneur.
5 Hot Ecommerce Trends to Watch
The world of ecommerce isn’t cut and dry. Here are five trends that are spicing up the medium — and how you can take advantage of them.
7 Tips to Enhance Influencer Marketing
Here are some best practices to help enhance your influencer marketing campaigns.
How to Find Out When Your Facebook ‘Likes’ Go on Sale
You can now receive email alerts every time an item you’ve “Liked” goes on sale.
4 Ways to Make HR More Efficient
Here are five changes you can implement immediately to accelerate your HR process.
How to Get Your Employees to Stop Job Hunting
Engaged employees generate an average of between one quarter, to one third more profits for their companies. But are your employees happy?
How to Pick the Right Programming Language
Here’s a quick look at a few major business sectors and the programming languages best suited for each one.
The Best Time to Send Emails, Tweets and Text Ads
Researchers say the best time for marketers to reach their target audience depends on the medium — social media, email and mobile.
How Credit Card Companies Lure Customers on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
Purveyors of plastic are trying to make the credit card game easier for social media users, offering perks for Facebook and Twitter users.
Boost Your Career at These Hot Events and Conferences
Our Events Board helps event organizers and the Mashable community convene at events in social media, tech, marketing and other fields.
The Power of Text Message Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]
Narrowcasting is a competitive marketing alternative to broadcasting. This infographic explains why.
How to Choose the Right Social Marketing Platform
To determine what social tools your company should utilize is to look at what companies like Salesforce.com and Oracle are investing in.
Tech & Mobile
5 High-Tech Coffee Tables for the Connected Home
Need something more than a place to put down your drink? These super-smart coffee tables play media, games and serve as a control center for your connected home.
Slow Computer? It May be Your Web Browser
Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome may be affecting your computer’s speed.
Where Are Your Mobile Manners? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Gone are the days of please, thank you, pardon me — the mobile takeover has spawned bathroom phone calls, mid-sex texts and behind-the-wheel browsing.
5 Apps to Turn Your iPhone Into a Recording Studio
Singers, songwriters and audio engineers, check out these iPhone apps that will help ensure your audio production achieves its highest level.
How to Swim With Your Smartphone
Why not submerge yourself in tunes while you swim? We’ve collected 10 waterproof accessories that will protect your smartphone from sure death.
What Language Should You Build Your App With?
8 Ways Your Phone Doubles as a Wilderness Survival Tool
These iPhone and Android apps turn your phone into a flashlight, map, compass or field guide, all without a network connection.
7 Clothing Concepts That Can Charge Your Gadgets
Can your tee charge your phone? Check out this and other items of charging apparel.
Top 9 Silliest Tech Lawsuits Ever
Funny technology lawsuits range from suing spammers and Google Maps, to scorned Internet lovers and Star Wars fans.
8 Essential Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube
Want to learn the tips of great photo editing? We’ve rounded up 8 great YouTube Photoshop tutorials to help your photos really pop.
The Phone That Wasn’t There: 11 Facts About Phantom Vibrations
New research goes behind the science of why you feel like your phone is vibrating in your pocket when it’s really not.
5 Reasons Amazon Should Stay Out of the Smartphone Market
Word is, Amazon is making smartphone. Here are five reasons it shouldn’t bother.
8 Hot Gadgets for Your High-Tech Home
You’ll feel like a Jetson with these nifty gadgets in your home.
Is This the Ultimate Map of the Internet? [PICS]
No, the Internet doesn’t travel through the air. In fact, it’s a lot closer than you think. Here’s a map to prove it.
26% of People Order Fast Food Online [INFOGRAPHIC]
This infographic takes a look at how online and mobile ordering has impacted restaurants.
5 Fashion Apps to Digitize Your Closet
Here are five fashion apps that can digitize your closet — saving you time and money.
Are You Afraid of Mobile Phone Separation? [INFOGRAPHIC]
There’s a new phobia developing worldwide that has caused anxiety and stress to many: mobile phone separation.