Category Archives: editorial

google news adds an interesting (and risky) editorial layer

Starting this week, Google News will publish comments alongside linked stories from “a special subset of readers: those people or organizations who were actual participants in the story in question.”
John Murrell and Steve Rubel have good analyses of why moving beyond pure aggregation is a risky move for Google, whose relationship with news content owners is already tense to say the least.

google dystopia

Google as big brother: “Op-Art” by Randy Siegel from today’s NY Times.
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