Very bad update to the Media Module. We don't want to see old news. Also, many news articles may not be noticed, especially from newer players who don't have any friends to share it to. This change needs to either be reverted or changed, time has to be the most important factor.
Situation in Sweden right now: http://i.imgur.com/RpBidc1.png (notice that some articles are quite old)
Another problem is that it is way too easy to abuse this system, since number of comments (or possibly recent comments) seems to be one of the most important factors.
comments and endorsements then votes - there is no way you can code quality unless perhaps you search for certain words. like country names etc.