I use the YRO feed as input to a class I'm teaching, since it parallels much of the subject matter of the class. I go over interesting tidbits with the class to inject a bit of "current events" into our discussions.
Even before Dice took over, I'd scratch my head over some of the completely unrelated articles that made their way into the feed, and some obviously pertinent ones that got left out. Under Dice it got worse, to the point that I ended up writing a filter to block things that obviously didn't belong and add in some were left out but should have been there.
While *I* am interested in MIT's ARC reactor, what *possible* relationship does it have with "Your Rights Online"?
When the new management took over, I was hoping I could retire that filter. No such luck -- the "irrelevancy" score is now approaching 50%, and since the choice of what to block and what to add is all manual, it's become a real pain in the butt to maintain.
On the other hand, I'm glad I have the filter, because the raw feed would be unusable.