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[rant] If Google knows everything about me, why is my GNews sports section full of NBA, NFL and MLB news?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 25, 2021 07:44PM
Some of you may know that I'm a rabid NHL fan - to the exclusion of all other US sports leagues. I don't care what is happening in the NBA, the NFL and MLB - honestly. I've been meaning to get a look at Steph Curry, but haven't gotten around to it.

I read no fewer than 10 news stories about the NHL every day. During playoff season, it's more like 50.

Google should know this about me, but I never, ever, ever, ever see any hockey stories in the sports section of my Google News feed.

At this moment the 4 headlines include 2 articles about the NFL (aren't we still months away from the beginning of the season) and 2 articles about NHL playoff series. At least those are about current events, but it has been months since I've seen ONE article about hockey.

God forbid that I click on a link for an article about British royals or some other pop culture thingy - my newsfeed will be covered in that stuff for weeks...

/rant
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Re: [rant] If Google knows everything about me, why is my GNews sports section full of NBA, NFL and MLB news?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 25, 2021 08:16PM
NHL = hockey, no?



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Re: [rant] If Google knows everything about me, why is my GNews sports section full of NBA, NFL and MLB news?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 25, 2021 08:34PM
Maybe one day if the NHL ever becomes a major spectator sport...
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Re: [rant] If Google knows everything about me, why is my GNews sports section full of NBA, NFL and MLB news?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 25, 2021 10:56PM
They see your hockey interest an anomaly to be cured by exposure to other sports (and they get more ad revenue if you read other sports coverage).



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Re: [rant] If Google knows everything about me, why is my GNews sports section full of NBA, NFL and MLB news?
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 25, 2021 11:46PM
You can educate Google news. I was getting ridiculous and irrelevant stories so I took steps…
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