Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera today announced the introduction of human editors to the automated news aggregator.  Gabe lays out his reasons on the site today.  TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington wonders if it will spoil the system;  TechCrunch is the single most popular news source on Techmeme, so I can see why Michael might have some concerns. We’ll see how this all shakes out.  I hope the new editors like Beet.TV — we like being up on Techmeme too.

In July of 2007, I interviewed the notoriously press-shy Rivera in Hollywood.  I’ve republished the interview here.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer