Bias drives interest »

Shawn Wilkins at R&R’s sister site, Culture Milk:

Technology journalism is very different from the global news covered by Al Jazeera. It’s not all black and white, news and stories. From its personal interests, its personal biases, its particular writing styles, tech journalism is something that people have been feeding off of for years. Reading something you disagree with and expressing that anger on the Internet doesn’t stop the article from being published; it makes it stronger and more viral. You, as a reader, fuel each and every one of these sites with your opinions. You bridge the gap between interesting and uninteresting.