The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva.

1. It’s not Twitter — this is just the way the news works now (GigaOM)

2. A local crisis meets the global social web (BuzzFeed)

3. Disruptions: Instagram testimony doesn’t add up (Bits Blog)

4. Buffeted by the web, but now riding it (NYT)

5. ‘Quartz’ grows roots in social, mobile as traffic nears 1 million (Mashable)