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

1. Twitter blows up the news cycle (SocialTimes)

2. The future of the feature: Breaking out of templates to build customized reading experiences (NiemanLab)

3. Rumor buster: Yahoo and Facebook not in search alliance discussions (AllThingsD)

4. Facebook opens the door to how it organizes your newsfeed (GigaOM)

5. Video: How to make digital content blow up (paidContent)