TUCOWS ARTICLE

Findory Delivers Personalized Content Based on Your Reading Habits

Findory is an online service that creates a user homepage where personalized content is delivered based on previous articles you have read, all while retaining your anonymity.
Published: Feb 21, 2006
Author: Stacy Reed

Have you ever set up a RSS aggregator to collect your favorite feeds only to find that it sucks in way more information than you could ever read? An overload of irrelevant articles that you aren't interested in reading might make you feel a little overwhelmed.

Enter Findory, an online service that creates a user homepage where personalized content is delivered based on previous articles you have read while retaining your anonymity. Findory's personalization algorithm analyzes your reading habits, and suggests similar articles of interest that other anonymous users have read. It also tracks your search history which makes it easy to repeat a search and go back to the sites you visited in the past. You can delete old searches that you no longer use, and remove articles from your Reading History if you didn't like the article, or accidently clicked the wrong link. The act of deleting articles from your Reading History changes the types of articles that are recommended to you in the future as well.

Additionally, you can add the source code to your blog or Web site so visitors can see Findory News article links. These can be displayed in two ways. The personalized view will display links from your Findory Reading History. The unpersonalized view displays Findory Top Stories.

Using Findory can help you find the stories you really want to read with less hassle. They offer numerous types of RSS feeds for their content and they do all the hard work while you anonymously reap the benefits. Let's give a round of applause for web services like this that keep finding ways to make the Internet more user-friendly!


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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