What's the talk this week? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's new Twitter friend and the truth about G+; B2B growth stats and some exciting CES tech (a marriage of your iPad and Moleskine!); news from ConnecTV, which hopes to create more intimate ad connections between screens; and handy charts that illustrate how converged media should work, and what the new media universe looks like. Skim to learn!

New year, new downloadable you. Never mind GNC gift certificates. Google Play's latest ad demonstrates how keeping your New Year's resolutions are as easy as a search and a click:

The dictator who befriended the Gen Y millionaire. No, it's not another Sacha Baron Cohen film. But for dark political humor, look no farther than Twitter, where Tweeting countries are the new school cafeteria. North Korea now has over 11,000 Twitter followers and recently narrowed its following count to three. The [only active account it's following is that of Jimmy Dushku, a 25-year-old Austinite. Why he's met with the regime's favor isn't clear; he's nonetheless received threats for "cozying" up to the wrong side of Korea—and a standing invitation to visit the country. "I'd love to see the Arirang Festival in person," the chipper Dushku has quipped.

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Angela Natividad is a social media strategist, copywriter, and journalist based in Paris. A Bay Area native and lover of vending machine candies, she co-founded AdVerveBlog.com and is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast. You can follow her on Twitter at @luckthelady.