The first time I saw it I thought it was one of those funny flukey things that just happens every so often. Then I came back the next day and it was still there! The number 1 most emailed article on the New York Times web site was about how much detergent to put in your dishwasher. It is a good thing we are not in charge of picking the stories that go above the fold. Digg does a better job but not by much. Their top 3 today are:
Let's hope that as we recreate the news business we figure avoid crowd sourcing the selection of the most meaningful content.