Taxonomies don’t matter anymore

Stijn Debrouwere – Taxonomies don’t matter anymore:

“Automated recommendation engines are mainly useful as cute but non-essential pageview drivers and if your journalists are too lazy to add links.

[…] We don't come to topic pages for automatically aggregated sort-of-relevant content with no editorial guidance as to what's important and what's not. Sometimes, you just have to do things by hand, in prose.

[…] There is really no way to sidestep curation unless we don't care that we're annoying our users.

[…] Stepping away from mediocrity, for me, means putting power back in the hands of the newsroom. To make that happen, I'll be building prosthetics, not machines.”

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:26:35 +0000