BlogRunner is very similar to Techmeme, where the system aggregates top news, and automatically tracks the discussion from around the web via linkage data. The New York Times explains this new feature is “frequently updated links to other sources reporting on technology, both blogs and traditional media publications, chosen by Times editors for their significance.”
Saul Hansell, NY Times editor, said this differs from Techmeme:
Unlike Google News and Techmeme, we aren’t trying to prove machines can be better editors than people. We have a hybrid model, with Web Crawlers and Editors both helping find and ranks posts.
Will BlogRunner displace Techmeme?