Google News has had personalization feature for a long time now, but a new feature actually suggests stories for users based on their interests.
Google News now has a “Suggested for you” section with stories likely to match your interests. See my section today. The goal is to surface narrow and local topics specific to you. You can tweak by saying ‘Not interested’ until it’s more to your liking. The topics and stories shown here will change with the news, to keep things fresh and serendipitous. Nice work Google News team!
Here’s what it looks like:
Some might say this will only contribute to the “filter bubble” issue, which would suggest that “narrowing” news for people isn’t necessarily a good thing.
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