When dealing with vast amounts of data, how to prioritize it? Lois Beckett reports this approach, from John O’Neil, curator of the New York Times’ topic pages:
The most pressing criterion for what gets updated first, O’Neil said, is whether “we would feel stupid not having it there.”
Guess that’s as good a standard as any ;–)
Beckett, Lois (23 Feb. 2011). The context-based news cycle: editor John O’Neil on the future of The New York Times’ Topics Pages, Neiman Journalism Lab, Harvard.