More media sites customizing news for youPosted: April 29, 2011
Tech and media companies are in a race to sap the serendipity from news consumption and distill readers’ interests into an algorithm. This week was full of headlines about new entries into the personalized-news market — sites that customize their offerings based on what types of stories a user seems to like.An update to Google News on Thursday brought “automatic personalization” to that article-aggregation site. When you’re logged into a Google account with the Web History feature enabled, the News home page will transform itself based on the news you’ve clickeAlso on Thursday, Betaworks, the New York tech incubator that’s home to Bit.ly, launched News.me, in partnership with the New York Times. The iPad application and e-mail newsletter aggregate news based on what’s most popular among people the user follows on Twitter.
Source: www.cnn.com, April 22, 2011