The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung

1. Pay walls now affect one-third of daily newspaper readers  (Poynter)

2. Report: Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news  (PaidContent)

3. Why linking is ‘the lifeblood of the web’  (GigaOm)

4. How reporters can use Twitter’s advanced-search function  (Buttry Diary)

5. Gawker’s new commenting system shows only most interesting threads  (CJR)

6. What the Guardian learned from publishing a live budget of its stories (