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Monday, May 05, 2008

Google Reader recommendations

google_reader_recommends.jpg Does anyone know how Google Reader makes its recommendations? Until now, I always assumed it was based on feeds already subscribed to. But, maybe not.

Actually, I rarely give these recommendations hardly a glance. But this one caught my eye because of the nuclear thing. None of my feeds are related to nuclear energy. Yesterday, however, I did two nuclear related Google searches. So, obviously, Google deduced that I might be interested in subscribing to a nuclear feed. Don't they know that crossing the streams of information gathering could result in total protonic reversal? Apparently not.

Speaking of protonic stuff, I was doing a little nuclear research in anticipation of sending five questions to the CEO of Exelon. If and when I do, I'll blog it.

The second recommendation makes sense in that I do subscribe to several law blogs. The third recommendation is a bit odd. I can't imagine Google recommending I subscribe to an obsolete feed. More like they're trying to alert me that one of my feeds has died.

Posted by Marie at May 5, 2008 11:25 PM