MovableBlog: No War Feedster

Nuance 2.0

March 22, 2003

Feedster now has war filter, in that you can filter out sites having to do with the war. Full disclosure: originally I thought it filtered out sites that were pro-war and gave only anti-war posts, but it's actually for those who, like many, are just sick of hearing about it. Myself, I was a political science major in university, so I'll leave it up to you to guess as to whether I'm sick of it. Check this post on the Feedster weblog for more details.

P.S. if you search for 'Iraq' with the No War filter on, it doesn't work that great. [first link via Ben Hammersley]

Posted by Richard at 4:03


Hi there,

You're actually correct in your criticism. I weighted the classification algorithm (incorrectly, apparently) to focus Iraq as a query on the war. I'll correct that in the next version of the classification algorithm.

Scott (aka the guy who wrote Feedster)