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Thread #138591   Message #3172788
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
19-Jun-11 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Does your computer learn what you want?
Subject: RE: Tech: Does your computer learn what you want?
It says in my newspaper (so it must be true!) that both Google and Facebook "personalise" results so you only see what their algoriths decide you're most interested in. They quote the example of someone who googled "BP" and was given results about the oil spill while a friend was given business-oriented results.

I can't decide whether to be annoyed that Google and FB think they know better than me what I'd like to see, or grateful that they filter out at least some of the crap.