Power to the peoplePosted: October 7, 2003
Happened on another Google tidbit. Goggle news just won this year’s Webby for best news service. They beat the BBC! The thing I love about Google News is that the news stories that people are reading are those that are being displayed. There’s not some mysterious editorial process where a subjective laden editor is picking content that they think I’d should see.
Robots 1, humans 0? Well not exactly. Everyone understands that people still write the stories. Personally, I prefer to have humans do what they do best (writing) and leave things like content selection to robots. It would be a waste of talent to have an editor sifting through 1000s of articles and select what’s best to display.
In the future, I’m sure Google News will be able to personalize stories displayed to me. My personal human editor? Maybe if I was billionaire. But alas, that ain’t going to happen. So, bring on the robots!
Interesting interview with Google news creator Krishna Bharat for anyone that cares to learn more.