Yahoo still has one thing right

I've pretty much migrated away from anything Yahoo over the past 3 years.

  • Yahoo Mail - Too much spammy span.
  • Yahoo Movies - Too much Flash
  • My Yahoo - Too much AJAX wizardry.
  • HotJobs - Too much bloody purple (Ok that's a cheap shot)

So why do I still visit their site at 3 times a day? For their news section. Why? Because it a simple list of current headlines. I can easily scan it in seconds and get a sense of what the heck is going on outside my office.  Also it seems like a actual human might have picked the articles. A novelty in a world of computer generated picks, rankings and buzz.