1. The Verge hires writer who quit CNET in protest (NYT)

2. Super Bowl social media use up 3 times over 2012 (Mashable)

3. Digital First Media’s CEO doesn’t believe in paywalls or subscriptions, but he’s exploring them anyway (PaidContent)

4. How the act of live-tweeting is becoming just as big an event as the events being tweeted (GigaOm)

5. Forget native vs. web: All apps will be hybrid by 2016 (memeburn)