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Findory was a news and blog aggregation website that utilized collaborative filtering[1] to provide users with personalized newsfeeds and news e-mails. Findory collected a history of which articles a user clicked, a form of passive filtering, to recommend articles preferred by similar users.[2] Along with news and blogs, Findory provided personalized podcasts and video, personalized web search, and a variety of access methods, including a REST API, e-mail subscription, and mobile phone access.

Findory was founded in 2004 by alumnus Greg Linden.[3] In January 2007, Linden announced that he would be abandoning new work on Findory, and that he planned to shut it down.[4] Although the announced November 1, 2007 termination date was briefly postponed, the service ultimately ceased on December 18, 2007.[5]

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  1. ^ "A brief history of Findory". Geeking with Greg. 3 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Findory Personalization Technology". Findory. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06.
  3. ^ Linden, Greg. "Greg Linden User Profile". Blogger.
  4. ^ "Findory to shut down November 1". Geeking with Greg. 30 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Findory turns off the lights". Geeking with Greg. 18 December 2007.

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