Just read the news: Techmeme will abanbon its three year legacy of aggregating tech news in an automated way and become a hybrid (human eidited -auto aggregated)  news site.

I gave a quick look to how techcrunch and readwriteweb present the news and I bed to differ in my judgment.

IMHO the main reason that Gabe Rivera took this decision is the recently launced  Google Blogsearch.
Regardless how brilliant an engineer Gabe might be, he is all alone, and it is futile to compete against Google in its own turf. Adding the human flavor might make techmeme look more susceptible to bias, but in the end of the day, bias is a factor that can be only reduced. Not eliminated. And, as social bookmarking sites have shown as, human judgment is not trivial.

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