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

1. Why the entertainment industry’s release strategy creates piracy (The Guardian)

2. When to go fast, when to go slow on social media (Poynter)

3. Forrester: 84% of U.S. adults now use the web daily, 50% own smartphones (TechCrunch)

4. A visual look back at digital publishing in 2012 (Lean Back 2.0)

5. Storify users posted 554,000 stories in 2012 which were viewed 367 million times (TNW)