Google Reader Fail
January 14, 2011 9:36 AM Subscribe
Google Reader filter (literally): How do I get rid of all the LOLCATS, Cheezburger, Epic Fails, World of Warcraft GOLD blogs, Pitchfork Music , Bit Torrent Movie Downloads and MMO Champion articles from my Recommended Items?
posted by farmersckn to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I know that Google Reader will use items that you have "liked" or possibly even "starred" in order to compile its list of recommended items for you. I have a feeling they are supposed to be custom-tailored to your tastes and preferences. The problem is, I do not have any blogs in my subscriptions that are even close to being related to any of the blogs GR keeps "recommending" to me.
I remember a time when GR's Recommended items was my favorite "subscription" - it used to be chock full of cool and interesting items. Now I am stuck wading through 10-20 articles I would call junk (they just aren't relevant to *me*) to get 1 or 2 interesting articles.
I have even been using the "not interested" link at the bottom of these "junk" items, but they keep coming.
Is my Google Reader broken? What can I do to fix this?