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That’s very interesting. I have been thinking recently about personal curation algorithms. The ‘purely chronological’ paradigm is overhyped I think, as a reaction to the big silos’ abuse of curation algorithms. If you control the algorithms, and have choice whether you use them or not, they?…

Thanks Neil, Inoreader is indeed making very good steps forward. Your idea of Personal Curation Algorithms is interesting and it would even be better if you could somehow “own” the algorithm and take it with you to other places. I just came out of a conference session on research in news-algorithms and how to overcome filter biases and increase diversity in recommended articles. If you can somehow inject your own personal algorithm in their own way of calculating what’s worth reading, the net effect would even be better.

I might be rambling, I hope you get my point. We do need some more transparant magic in algorithms 😉

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