New my6sense API Gives You "hyper personalized" Streams

Matthew Casperson
Mar. 29 2010, 06:11PM EDT

Keeping on top of the streams of information coming from the web is neigh impossible without help. Numbers like 50 million Twitter posts per day highlight just how much information there is to wade through.  But thanks to a new service from my6sense finding the information you want just got easier. Their Digital Intuition technology will analyze your interactions to provide personalized streams, and now that functionality is available to developers with their new API (our my6sense API profile):

Our relationship with information is dramatically changing – more and more information now flows into our personal space, wherever and whenever. This transformation from a 'web of pages' into 'web of streams' is rapidly creating an attention crisis, especially on mobile platforms. In a world where content finds us, there is a basic need for a new way to curate and prioritize the information pouring in.

With the Attention API, application developers and content publishers can directly address this challenge with hyper-personalized streams that allow their users to focus on the most relevant content, at the right time and in the right context.

The good news for developers is that the API does not require users to change the way they consume information:

The my6sense service requires zero end user intervention — there's no need for users to provide explicit feedback or answer questions like 'Do you want to see more stories like this?' The system hones in on natural content consumption behavior, including clicks, views, shares, and comments.

The technology is already available to mobile users with the iPhone and iPod Touch my6sense applications, while a Firefox closed alpha hints at an upcoming browser add on for desktop users.

Developers can get more information on the Attention API page. Support for the API is currently limited to a forum, but a documentation Wiki is promised in the near future.

Matthew Casperson Matthew is a freelance writer, focusing on web and multimedia technologies. His work can be found featured on Programmable Web, Brighthub, Hubfolio, Chrome Experiments, Informit, Flash Tuts Plus and The Tech Labs.

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[...] 作为个性化的RSS阅读器,my6sense已经是一个非常有趣的产品,但真正的动力是该公司在它的API 。目前,my6sense只有数名合伙人(企业社交网站在英国和最大的移动运营商在以色列 ),但该公司的技术似乎有足够的灵活性,使上下文意义的一个品种。正如格雷指出,我们与他交谈时,移动应用程序其实只是为强大的后端,该My6Sense团队已经开发演示。不难想象地方的my6sense API可以提供帮助。那岂不是很好,如果你能来读写网或像纽约时报,例如网站,只看到的故事,将有兴趣吗? [...]