We don't really own information. We're just borrowing it from the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Why do my Netflix recommendations suck?
I've rated 927 movies in my Netflix account. You'd think that'd be enough for them to have some idea of what I like to watch. In fact, only one of the movies in at least 3 pages of recommendations was even remotely interesting to me. They seem to have me stuck in a "if you like a couple tv shows on DVD you'll like all TV-to-DVD series". If the key to attention is collaborative filtering, this needs a lot of work.