The best stories across the web on media and technology

1. Natasha Lennard: Why I quit the mainstream media (Salon)

2. How anonymous bloggers were identified using Google Analytics (Wired)

3. Will the anti-piracy Protect IP Act infringe on free speech? (New York Times)

4. Sting may ditch albums for apps (Guardian)

5. The failures of gamification (Self Aware Games)

6. Scientists boost battery strength with small holes (BBC News)

7. Gartner: In Q3, more than 50% of smartphones sold were built on the Android OS (paidContent)

8. Ten words that can increase (or decrease) your Twitter clickthrough rate (Dan Zarrella)

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