One of the cool things about Amazon is its recommendations system. It has been useful in suggesting books to read and CDs to listen to. But lately it has become a bit too predictable for me, with the top places always taken up by the same authors, subjects and artists. I've had a look and found a couple of alternative recommendations sites ... 1. Gnod (The global network of dreams) <http://www.gnod.net/> According to the site: "Its a self-adapting system, living on this server and 'talking' to everyone who comes along. Gnods intention is to learn about the outer world and to learn 'understanding' its visitors. This enables gnod to share all its wisdom with you in an intuitive and efficient way. You might call it a search-engine to find things you don't know about." There are four sub-sites: * Gnod Music <http://www.gnoosic.com/> * Gnod Books <http://www.gnooks.com/> * Gnod Movies <http://www.gnovies.com/> * Flork <http://www.flork.com/> 2. This One Next <http://www.thisonenext.com/> The blurb: "Enter a book, CD or DVD that you enjoyed and the site will analyse our database of real users' preferences to suggest other books, CDs or DVDs that you might like. It's a bit like browsing the shelves of thousands of friends at once!" "(You can register on the results page and build your own lists)"
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Posted by Bruno at 3:24pm