Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Feed recommendations on My Yahoo

Don Loeb (ex-Yahoo, now at FeedBurner) reports that My Yahoo is now doing "feed recommendations based on a user's overall yahoo usage and RSS subscriptions."

I was not able to see the new module on my My Yahoo page, so either I missed it or this is rolling out as an A/B test.

Sounds cool though. The My Yahoo page should adapt and learn based on usage rather than requiring manual configuration. Less work is good.

See also my previous post, "Yahoo home page cries out for personalization".

[Don Loeb post via Matt McAlister]

1 comment:

Matt said...

Yes, it's a limited pilot, but you should be able to add this recommendations module to your My Yahoo! page by clicking on the promotional link on the "Inside My Yahoo!" module which is usually in a narrow column. Without the "Inside My Yahoo!" module, you're basically out of luck for now...though you could create a new test account which will default the "Inside My Y!" module on for you, if you were that motivated.