And if you’re putting all your stories out there and they’re being spreading frictionlessly on social, the hierarchy of importance among various stories is being settled democratically
— or algorithmically, with people attached. Except we’re sort of in the business of creating hierarchy. […] now that I’m bathed in information every single day […], I kind of love the full-stop arrangement of stories on The New York Times. A lot of times I wake up and think about the day that’s just passed and wonder, ‘What was that? What happened?’ A lot of stuff, and I can’t really tell which part of it was important. And I’m not saying that these guys are some kind of wizards and they always get it right. But they’re pretty good at picking stories.
— David Carr, el mateix d’abans d’ahir.