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.”