We’re running a new experiment that makes recommendations tailored to your interests. We hope that these suggestions will make for a better browsing experience, helping you discover more content that interests you.
The project is currently being run on our search page as we continue to refine and improve our recommendation system.
How are the recommendations made?
We make our recommendations by looking at things you’ve looked at recently on CBC.ca coupled with what we think your goals might be at that time of day. For example, it’s possible that if you came to CBC.ca in the morning to check the weather, it’s probable that you’d also be interested in other types of information — like a traffic report or the score from last night’s hockey game — before you head out the door.
But I want to expand my point of view — are you going to just show me things that already reinforce my beliefs?
No - definitely not, we’re not trying to narrow perspectives. We’ll still be showcasing a wide selection of features, articles, opinions, analysis and more. Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant recommendations that match what you’re trying to do on the site at that moment in time.
Should I be worried about my privacy? Are you sharing this information with anyone else?
How frequently will you refresh my recommendations?
Personal recommendations are updated with every page you visit.
Why are you doing this?
It’s our hope that this recommendation system will help you find what you’re seeking with ease and efficiency. We want to help you find or discover the things that interest you in a way that’s smart and helpful.