The real story in this mess is not the threat that algorithms pose to Amazon shoppers, but the threat that algorithms pose to journalism. By forcing reporters to optimize every story for clicks, not giving them time to check or contextualize their reporting, and requiring them to race to publish follow-on articles on every topic, the clickbait economics of online media encourage carelessness and drama.
Clearleft have been working with Channel 4 News on their new redesign. Here’s Jon Snow explaining responsive design.
Faceball on Channel 4. Too weird.