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

1. Washington Post plans a pay wall (WSJ)

2. Google’s lost social network: Google Reader (BuzzFeed)

3. As of February, you’ll have two fewer characters to tweet with when you share a link on Twitter (TNW)

4. Daily Beast considers charging for website (Bloomberg)

5. Google+ numbers revealed: 500M upgraded, 235M active across Google sites, 135M on stream (VentureBeat)