What we’ve seen by measuring it closely,” he said, “is that human-powered feeds do much, much better than automated ones, by any relevant metric.
That quote was from Zach Seward, who runs the Twitter account for the Wall Street Journal. This week, the New York Times is also switching from an RSS automated Twitter feed to “hand-picking and writing the tweets and engaging with readers.”
Some of the most well read papers in the country, with the WSJ & NYT, are realizing the value of human powered curation.
It’s not enough for them to just post a headline and link.
Food for thought….