Experiment by Google News Selects Editors Picks from PubsBy Baselinemag | Posted 2010-06-14 Print
Google confirmed it is experimenting with human-curated content with Editors Picks, a new section on Google News that features favorite stories culled from editors at Reuters, The Washington Post, Newsday, and several other publications.A new experiment Google is conducting on Google News includes a special section that features favorite stories culled from editors at Reuters, The Washington Post, Newsday, and several other publications. That approach is a critical departure from Google's usual math-based methodology. This sort of human-crafted curation is proving increasingly popular in this age where user-generated content has become the rule instead of the exception.
That approach is a critical departure from Google's usual math-based methodology. The Editors Picks section lets professional journalists - not the usual search algorithms - pick the stories that appear there, according to the Nieman Journalism Lab, which discovered the experiment June 10.
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