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Why We Need Editors

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.