Unrecommended recommendations

Netflix has always had its way of recommending films, based on the films you’ve rated. Up until now, I’ve just seen the end results. But now I see some entries that list their computer’s reasons for recommending these films. Some make a lot of sense – because I liked the Godfather movies and The Wire, they recommend The Sopranos.
But then I see that because I liked Back to the Future, they think I’ll like a 20 disk set of WWE Royal Rumble wrestling. And because we gave a good rating to a Sesame Street “Elmo’s World” disk and two BBC Jeeves & Wooster adaptations, they’ll think we’ll like Crunch: Burn and Firm Pilates.
I’m losing my faith in computers.

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Published in: on April 19, 2007 at 11:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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