Most people have encountered some sort of personalization in their use of the Internet. If you’ve bought anything on Amazon, you have definitely seen the “People who bought this also bought….” It’s an amazing feature that makes Amazon a lot more useful, but, sadly, it only works on Amazon. Why can’t Amazon purchases give me great recommendations on ebay? Why don’t the things I read on the LA Times help me find great stuff on USA Today? Wouldn’t it be great if the whole web could understand me and show me great stuff everywhere I go?
Today, we are excited to launch Highlighter, a little Chrome extension that is designed to “highlight” a personalized newsfeed of what you might want to read on any content site you visit. No biggie, it just personalizes the whole freakin’ Internet.
Here’s how it works:
- Install Highlighter for your Chrome browser from the Google store here.
- Highlighter uses your recent browsing history to get to know you and build your Interest Graph based on the content you’ve been reading
- As you surf the web, Highlighter shows this handy dandy tab when it thinks there are stories on the current site you’re visiting that you’ll like
- Click the tab to see the whole newsfeed of content Highlighter has picked just for you.
- The more you use it, the smarter Highlighter gets.
We are always looking for ways to make tools like Highlighter better. Feel free to inundate us with any and all feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy it!