34 posts and columns on recommendations
Twitter on Tuesday announced it would add a service to its mobile apps that will suggest new users to follow or tweets to view based on increased activity in your network. For example, if many of the people you follow start following a new user like, say, Madeleine Albright, the new service would send a push notification to your phone to suggest that you, too, should follow her on Twitter. The service was born out of Twitter’s experimentation with its employee-run @MagicRecs account.
News Bytesaid Wednesday it had acquired Jybe, maker of a personalized social recommendation app, and its five-member team, all former Yahoos. Neither the terms of the deal nor the plans to integrate the technology into Yahoo’s platform were disclosed.
News ByteLumi, which passively records each Web site you visit. The twist is that Lumi is a personal service, built to be anonymous and secure (we can only hope!), for the purpose of finding new content based on previous experiences.