Replied to Why Google’s feed succeeds when Facebook’s fails by an author (Duncan Stephen)
Throughout its history, Google has focused on what people really want from it. This is why its search engine has been so wildly successful. Google became so good at it, that it began to reasonably predict what I might be coming to it for. Nowadays it is bringing me things that I didn’t even know I wanted. That is seriously impressive.
Does that ‘seriously impressive’ ever make you seriously concerned about how they were able to make such recommendations? It makes me wonder about the shadow profile that Google are building? I prefer my own feed. That is how I found this post. It wasn’t via Google, it was via my own network.