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.