by Brian Solis
Gabe Rivera announced that TechMeme will complement its advanced news aggregation algorithms with a human touch. Last month, Megan McCarthy, formerly of ValleyWag and Wired, joined the team to fill the “news maestro” role.
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The news will just get faster and more interesting. Obsolete stories will be eliminated sooner while breaking stories will be expedited. Related grouping will improve. Plus, I’m a big fan of Megan’s work, so I’m looking forward to the new and improved TechMeme.
According to Rivera’s post, “I should note that the experience of introducing direct editing has been a revelation even for us, despite the fact that we planned it. Interacting directly with an automated news engine makes it clear that the human+algorithm combo can curate news far more effectively that the individual human or algorithmic parts. It really feels like the age of the news cyborg has arrived. Our goal is apply this new capability to producing the clearest and most useful tech news overview available”
Please send complaints or news suggestions to this new email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
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