“We couldn’t agree more (the part about the ‘human touch’ adding a lot of value). Algorithms are fast and can cover a lot more ground than individual human, but they lack a fundamental human gift — judgment.”
“Of course, human judgment is what powers Google PageRank, via human link patterns, but the judgment is implicit, rather than explicit, as it is in the model that Digg, Del.icio.us Popular, and Reddit pioneered. When you network a large group of trusted, skilled humans — and the network effect kicks in — suddenly you can cover a lot of ground.”
You’re kidding me right? Digg? Trusted? Hasn’t that whole “wisdom of crowds” meme been debunked enough?