After reading A Privacy-Conscious Approach to Sponsored Content - Future Releases – via https://redd.it/8g6lbb – I enabled Pocket then updated www/firefox from 59.0.3,1 to 60.0,1.
Re: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/6wxfp3/-/dpv0keb/ I made
true – imagining that sponsored content is a type of highlight – but then, nothing Pocket- or sponsor-related amongst new tab preferences.
After reading https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/6wxfp3/-/dmbo7ei/, at about:config?filter=browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section I changed
browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories from its default,
Pocket Recommendations in Firefox FAQ - Pocket Support includes a screenshot of:
Recommended by Pocket
- I do see Pocket recommendations, above highlights
- I do not see the Recommended by Pocket preference.
Linked from the recommendations section of a new tab:
Show Sponsored Stories
Given the nesting, I don’t expect the Show Sponsored Stories preference to appear, but I do wonder …
How soon might I see a sponsored story?
UK here. Should I set something at about:config to force eventual appearance of sponsored stories?
Or, might my locale and/or language preferences prevent appearance – until Mozilla rolls out the feature to en-GB users?
Effects of synchronised history
I use Waterfox for nearly all browsing. There’s removal of Pocket-related code, so I don’t expect recommendations to improve without using Firefox.
However, history is synchronised.
Will occasional use of Firefox (60 or greater) – with recommendations enabled – be enough to allow the Pocket code in Firefox to use synced history to improve recommendations in new Firefox tabs?