I would hope sites that are just link aggregators are given less weight while sites (like medium) that are prone to having interesting content but get over submitted have an adaptive factor.
I subscribe to Ken's blog and even sent the link to Daniel:
Wow. This was some seriously good research and nailed some of the penalty
numbers exactly. I mean, he did basically have the ranking formula and only
had to solve for the variables, but it's still much better than anything
else I've seen.