Techmeme which is a terrific aggregator of tech news has been using an algorithm to assemble the headlines and then the other posts that dangle down from that. Well now Gabe Rivera is adding a human touch, or as he explains it on the Techmeme blog, a human scapegoat. Megan McCarthy will be watching things bounce around in the Techmeme-o-sphere and add a human touch to how things get chronicled on the site.
Gabe takes pains to mention that this won’t necessarily make things more fair, as life isn’t fair, and Techmeme has endured some knocks as well as praise in the past. But hey, I’m guessing it will make things more interesting at the very least. Who knows next thing you know, Google will be telling us that they’ve got humans powering search. Oh, wait, that’s over at Mahalo.