I admit I didn't really read the quote.
Each website and tweep is hand-picked by our staff after laboriously researching, examining, poking, probing and dissecting it/them. Those that are consistantly the most interesting, the most relevant, that have the nicest photos and in-depth news or interesting speculations are preferred.
Rather ironic, since the articles that appear to be a random selection of internet crap that is somehow further refined by the voting.
I agree the content is not the best, but I was commenting on the presentation. I thought it was more or less trying to compete with Technorati
(although I prefer the cleaner look of that site). But it's scary to think these are the stories that were hand picked.