You can now connect Google Reader to your Prismatic account to get great topic and publisher suggestions based on your Reader subscriptions and activity.
We’ve also made suggestions very fast - when you connect your Google Reader account we'll find topics and publisher interests to follow on Prismatic in under 60 seconds. You also get a smartly ranked feed of stories based on these suggestions.
Connect your Google Reader account and take a minute to answer the three questions below.
We've taken care that your suggestions reflect interests that are specific to you compared with everyone else. First, we fetch thousands of articles that a user has liked, shared or read in Google Reader and match each article against our collection of topics and publishers, assigning a strength and confidence to each connection. This way, we get a first raw estimate of each category’s relevance to your interests by counting how often it appeared across each of the articles. Finally, we adjust these weights to hone in on your specific interests so that, for example, if you have shared five articles about climate change, we consider that interest stronger than if you shared five articles about the more general ‘Science’ topic. The result is tailored suggestions for you, usually ready in fifteen seconds or less.