And We’re Off…


What I hope to accomplish in this blog is to cover the emerging space of personalized web services. No, I’m not talking about the lame portals of yesteryear that allowed you to build your very own portal page with your very own selection of news, sports, finance, and weather feeds! I’m talking about services that automatically build profiles of each user’s tastes and interests, using them to create personalized content.What began as research, has been widely deployed by ecommerce sites (e.g. Amazon, NetFlix) to drive product recommendations, is increasingly being used to create personal news services (e.g. Google Personal News, Findory, Antlook) and influence search results.


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