Friday, December 07, 2007

Google Reader feed recommendations

Googler Steve Goldberg announces that Google Reader has launched feed recommendations based on "what other feeds you subscribe to, as well as your Web History data."

My Google Reader recommendations are quite good. My top recommendations are Seattlest, Slog (from The Stranger, a Seattle free newspaper), Natural Language Processing Blog, Machine Learning etc, and Daniel Lemire's blog.

Pretty hard to complain about those. Nice work, Nitin Shantharam and Olga Stroilova.

It is worth noting that Bloglines has had recommendations for some time, but their recommendations suffer badly from a popularity bias. For example, my top Bloglines recommendations are Slashdot, Dilbert, NYT Technology, Gizmodo, and BBC World News.

[Found via Sriram Krishnan]

6 comments:

Allan Haggett said...

That would be Steve Goldberg, not Goldman . . .

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Allan. Sorry about that. Fixed now.

Andrew Hitchcock said...

Now, if it only saved your reading history for more than 30 days it would actually be useful. I still use it, but it is so frustrating to have it forget your unread list so fast. They give us 5+ GB of e-mail but only 30 days of reading history? Lame.

Andrew Hitchcock said...

PS: My top recommendations are The Seattlest followed by Metroblogging Seattle. Hmm.

Daniel Lemire said...

Well. Clearly the Google Reader is doing a great job if it is recommending my blog to you. ;-)

Yaroslav said...

I concur :P