Humans vs. automated search: why people power is cool again (CNN)

From CNN:

“What’s the best way to find great links on the web? Is it algorithmic search engines like Google, people-powered decision-making, or a combination of both?

This has been the perennial question online ever since Yahoo’s human-organized directory of web links lost the battle to Google’s automated crawlers. And yet now, in some circles at least, the pendulum appears to be swinging back: Google is broken, say some technologists, and people-power is the best fix.”

Read the full story:
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/01/13/people.power.cashmore/index.html

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