A nice heads-up post on Slashdot titled " The Gradual Public Awareness of the Might of Algorithms
", that references "King Algorithm: An Oracle for Our Time, Part Man, Part Machine
" in the NYT that in turn references the Google Image Labeler
and Amazons Mechanical Turk
(two sites/idea I think a lot of), and "Algorithms: Business by Numbers
" in the economist that references TSP and other optimization algorithms as well as another article titled "Big Sums: Of greed and ants
" on ACO.