Tech Aggregator Techmeme gets Human Editor

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Hmm. Automated tech news aggregator Techmeme is about to become slightly less automated. Venture Beat reports that a veteran tech journo will now rearrange and generally improve the results coming out of the aggregation algorithm. Techcrunch argues that the inclusion of a human undermines the site’s objectivity (oh, so ironically, given how obsessed we journos can be about our “objectivity”), and that a pure algorithm solution is better.

But I don’t think that’s the significant issue for journalists. This is a high traffic tech news site – run by one editorial person
The game: it is a’changing.

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