CBC is experimenting with a new way of surfacing content to help you find the stories that interest you, quickly and with ease.
Within the CBC News app, we’ve added a new group of personalized notifications that are sent out once daily. When you opt in for alerts, you’ll receive these notifications. You can turn them on or off at any time in your app settings.
How do you know what my interests are?
We make our recommendations based on the action you’ve just taken. For example, if you read a story from our Health section, we might recommend a certain technology story based on the collective behaviour of our other readers.
How does your recommendation system work?
To make our recommendations, we look at the order in which you’ve read something within a 12-hour window. Our recommendation system doesn’t store anything that might identify you personally and every 12 hours, it forgets what you’ve interacted with.
Why did you introduce this feature?
We’ve added this feature to our News app to help surface stories we think might interest you. We publish a lot on a daily basis and we know that you’re bound to miss at least some of our best stories. So, we’re experimenting with new ways of sending out content. It’s the same trusted journalism, from our same curated lineups -- but just delivered to you in a new way.
How do I switch these alerts on/off?
You can turn these alerts on or off in your app settings in the Manage My Alerts section. Select or unselect the option beside “Recommended For You.”