1. Humans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing—And That Could Be Risky

    Humans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing—And That Could Be Risky

    Internet companies make billions of dollars by capturing one of the world’s most precious commodities: your attention. They need to amuse, amaze, entice, and intrigue you—and millions of users like you—to stay afloat and profit. But figuring out what you want to read, watch, and see is harder than it looks. 

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    1. The amazing thing for all of us that come out of the journalism world is that curation is just another word for editing.
    2. You see the same thing now with Facebook saying the News Feed is not an editorial product, it's an algorithm, which I've written about myself.
    3. Companies that are not journalism companies have a big learning curve if they want to assume the role or pretend to be journalistic companies.
    4. From the very beginning, it was designed to be both editor and machine driven.
    5. Algorithms are great, but you still need editorial judgment.
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