Google Reader recommending people’s Twitter feeds. Do you subscribe to Twitter feeds in your reader?

Google Reader recommending people’s Twitter feeds. Do you subscribe to Twitter feeds in your reader? ...

Visiting Google Reader today, I noticed a new addition to the Google ‘Recommended Feeds’ section, none other than Gary Vay-ner-chuk’s Twitter feed.


Gary Vaynerchuk, in case you aren’t aware, is an internet celeb stemming from his entrepreneurial work at and his various TV spots. He’s a talented outspoken fella with superb personal branding/marketing skills, you can find his blog here – it’s definitely worth subscribing to too.

Back to my original point, it appears as though Google Reader has begun to expand on their feed recommendations to include people’s Twitter feeds as well as your standard news feeds.

According to Google, the Recommended Feeds are completely automated, and I quote:

Your recommendations list is automatically generated. It takes into account the feeds you’re already subscribed to, as well as information from your Web History, including your location. Aggregated across many users, this information can indicate which feeds are popular among people with similar interests. For instance, if a lot of people subscribe to feeds about both peanut butter and jelly, and you only subscribe to feeds about peanut butter, Reader will recommend that you try some jelly. This process is completely automated and anonymous; your personal information will be protected in accordance with our privacy policy.

So supposedly, other people with similar interests to mine are subscribing to Gary Vaynerchuk’s Twitter feed? Do people actually subscribe to the RSS feeds on Twitter pages now?

Also, this isn’t the first step Google has taken to include Twitter related content in it’s applications. Blogstorm’s Patrick Altoft discovered that Google had begun to include Twitter’s hash tag searches in it’s search results. A search of Gaza, highlights this:


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