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Definitely a fun project Thore Graepel and the FUSE team have going there. It's an alpha stage product with limited user data, so it's unfair to evaluate it too seriously at this point (and, besides, it's been down the last few times I've tried to look at it), but I definitely like the direction they are going.In general, I love the work out of Microsoft Research on information filtering and information overload. E-mail has been a past topic of research (e.g. the 1999 Priorities project, which has inspired many). And Microsoft had a big past effort in news recommendations called MSN Newsbot. This seems like another interesting effort.