Miley Cyrus performed Saturday at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. / Rich Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel
(USA TODAY) - Take a good long look in the digital mirror. These are the stories you clicked on most in 2013.
Yes, you. (And thousands more like you.)
Some of the stories that made this list might surprise you. Some may not. Some of them may even be a bit shameful.
Ed. Note: We'll start counting down the top clicks on WZZM13.com Tuesday
Should we care that Miley Cyrus' antics broke into the top 10? Twice? The incredible rescue of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus from captivity inside a Cleveland home didn't make it. Nor did any news about the government shutdown. But Kim Kardashian having a baby is up there.
Media organizations decided daily how to balance what you need to know and what you want to know. But no matter what, the readers' actions tell the story, too.
Below are the 10-most-clicked-on stories across USA TODAY's website, mobile and tablet apps. You did the clicking (or tapping) and we measured the pageviews.
10. Miley Cyrus smokes a joint on stage at MTV EMAs
Miley proved that she just won't stop. After nearly breaking the Internet when she twerked at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, she created another stir when she lit a joint while accepting the best video award for her song "Wrecking Ball."
9. Actor Paul Walker dies
The "Fast and Furious" franchise star was in Southern California for Thanksgiving when he was killed in a car accident. Walker had attended a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. His friend Roger Rodas was driving the vehicle when they both died.
8. Kim Kardashian gives birth to a baby girl
Though no details were immediately released, the biggest baby news this side of the Atlantic was confirmed on June 15: Kim Kardashian gave birth to her and Kanye West's baby. Grandma Kris Jenner made note of it with a "Happy Father's Day" tweet to West the next day. Two months later the first photo of baby North West was shared, also by Jenner via Twitter.
7. Student wrongly tied to Boston bombings found dead
A Brown University student who was wrongly tied to the Boston Marathon bombings was found dead 10 days after the explosions. Sunil Tripathi's name was trending on social media after amateur sleuths on Reddit tied his image to photos released by the FBI.
6. 'Glee' star Cory Monteith dies
Cory Monteith, best known for his character Finn Hudson on 'Glee' was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13 when he failed to check out. Co-star and real-life girlfriend Lea Michelle's first public comment about Monteith's death became the year's most-retweeted Tweet.
5. Miley's VMA performance shocks celebs
It was the twerk seen round the world, then discussed over and over on all social and maintream platforms. A roundup of celebrity reaction on Twitter was as entertaining as Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Award performance in August. What was the big deal? Cyrus stuck her tongue out, then used Robin Thicke as a backdrop for her twerking and grinding. And there was a foam finger, too. Celebrities, and the rest of the world, had a field day with this one on Twitter.
4. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes in San Francisco
A flight from Seoul to San Francisco crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport in July. Three passengers died and more than 200 were sent to hospitals. The 288 passengers and 16 crewmembers rushed out of emergency exits as the plane filled with smoke and flames.
3. Shooting rampage at Navy Yard in D.C.
A civilian contractor went on a shooting rampage at a Naval office building in Washington, killing 12 people before he was shot dead. Aaron Alexis had a valid pass and security clearance to enter the building. He was a Navy reservist on active duty before being discharged for misconduct.
2. A manhunt in Boston for the marathon bombing suspect
Weak and bloodied, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev climbed out of a trailered boat and was taken into custody by Boston Police as an intense 24-hour manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect came to an end. The manhunt played out in real time through media coverage and on social platforms as anxious Bostonians stayed locked inside their homes.
1. Adrian Peterson's son dies
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson had only recently learned he had a son when the 2-year-old boy was killed. Tyrese Ruffin spent two days in intensive care before dying. A man living with the boy and his mother was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, aggravated battery of an infant and child abuse.