Sometimes, robots just aren’t enough

TechMeme adds a human editor to make adjustments when the algorithm fails: “Any competent developer who tries to automate the selection of news headlines will inevitably discover that this approach always comes up a bit short. Automation does indeed bring a lot to the table — humans can’t possibly discover and organize news as fast […]

Catering to information obsession

The moment that launched years of overzealous information consumption, filtering, sharing, and engagement, for me, was seeing Scoble’s feedreader on a screen in 2005.  He was subscribed to 1200 feeds. Since then, he’s shifted his information production and consumption around from stream to stream as necessary to stay at the absolute front of the curve […]