In the tech world, "disruption" is the holy grail. When legacy institutions lose out to newcomers the "user" always wins, or so the lore goes. But when it comes to the News industry, I think we messed up.
Every night, I need to load five different sites to get my news fix: Daily Beast's "Cheat Sheet" (general news), Techmeme (tech news), Hacker News (top blog posts), and Instapaper (my Twitter links). And that's just to decide what to read (i.e. playing "Editor")!
Where's my seamless, consistent user interface? Why do I read about football and baby photos when I followed for industry insights? Sure, personal (and democratized) publishing is great for the world, but we broke The News in the process.
The user didn't win yet, or did they?