CityFALCON curation tools give users better control over what our algorithms learn, which means the data and news provided becomes more personalised and relevant.
At the beginning, we do know you yet, and neither do our algorithms. In the onboarding process, you probably chose a customer segment, and this helps us to start the personalisation process. But the process doesn't end there. As you use the website, we'll automatically learn your preferences and needs better, but we have some tools so you can help speed up the process.
Every piece of news-based content on our platform can be liked, disliked, hidden, and marked as irrelevant. Actively categorising stories in this way will help our machines learn much faster. We do track if you've clicked through a story or spend more time on them, and we attempt to infer needs and preferences from that information. But the inferences work with limited inputs and we must make assumptions, so your explicit and active categorising makes the process much faster.
You can see how the dislike, hide, and irrelevant categories differ in this article.
You can also personalise your experience with User Segments. This curation method will score content higher if it matches what other users in the same segment find relevant. This doesn't override any of your personal preferences, but it does provide closer matches, especially for newer users.
You can also switch segments whenever you want, and this will change the content that you see. That makes it a powerful curation tool, because different user segments focus on different sources, types of content, and topics.
For example, you might have NASDAQ Composite (index), Oil (commodity), and EURUSD (currency) on a watchlist. The Daytrader segment is going to look at these three differently than a Corporate Treasury segment.
We have multiple filters for curating the content you see, and our machines learn from your preferred filters, too. Filters are the most dynamic of the curation tools, as you can change them in many ways and their effects are immediately apparent. See our main article on filters for better ways to use them.