Google Recommendations does not seem to be working very well. A user was recently recommended to view a video on growing marijuana at home, and the reason provided by Google Recommendations was “because they visited the online fashion store, Asos.com!!
The service that was launched just last month aims to mimic the functionality of StumbleUpon, from the convenience of the Google Personalised homepage. However, at present it seems to have a long way to go before it gets anywhere near as interesting as StumbleUpon is.
Admittedly the service is in it’s early stages and they will improve as they collect more and more website visit information from users. That still does not explain how the algorithm that hopes to bring together all the world’s information can liken fashion clothing with homegrown marijuana!