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Netflix/Amazon/Facebook/etc: How accurate are their suggestions for you?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Rocket River, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    As i look at my Xfinity account
    and then my Netflix accounts etc

    They always suggesting this that or the other
    supposedly 'based one my other viewing'

    I find Netflix to be more wrong than XFinity
    Netflix feels more like pushing product that true suggestions
    Because you liked The Incredibles . .. you might like . . .THE LATEST ADAM SANDLER DISGRACE!!!

    Naaa. . I'm good

    Rocket River
     
  2. ima_drummer2k

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    None of these site ever come close to getting it right for me.

    Surprisingly, YouTube's suggested videos are always spot on for me. I can usually just go to their front page and watch half the videos they suggest.
     
  3. LonghornFan

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    Exactly never on Netflix.
     
  4. Rocket River

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    I don't think Netflix even tries.
    They just have product to push
     
  5. Rocket River

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    Youtube is surprisingly good.
    So good that a quick jump in to listen to a song can turn into hours

    I wish they had an app to make a playlist and would play when it is not open for the phone.

    Rocket River
     
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    i watched all of the x files just because they became available on netflix, then they suggested "because the x files....trailer park boys."

    wth?
     
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    I watch Discovery Channel Shows and Netflix suggests I watch Taxi Cab Driver Confessions and Prostitute documentaries?! ;)
     
  8. Ziggy

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    I don't think there's enough decent content on Netflix for that feature to work correctly there. 99% of it is garbage.
     
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    I feel like Netflix recommendations actually used to work okay. But that went all the way out the door when they started doing original programming. Now they seem to push that stuff at me most of the time, regardless of whether it's to my taste.

    Amazon does okay I guess. Once in a blue moon one of their recommendations catches my eye (maybe once every year or two?).

    I've never really even noticed recommendations from Facebook. If they're there, I guess they're too easy to tune out. Then again I'm on Facebook maybe a cumulative 10 minutes per week and don't have a smartphone, so I may not be their "average" user.
     
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    Does WWE network count?
     
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    YouTube music app.
     
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    Well, no smartphone means you're a hundred years old, so you are their average user.
     
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    There was an interesting AMA with a netflix engineer not too long ago with some insight on their suggestions system
     
  14. myco

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    Well, they are owned by Google after all.
     
  15. Rocket River

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    AMA?

    Rocket River
     
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    Facebook always recommends obvious fake accounts on my "people you may know". Yes half naked girl from league city with giant boobs and 1 friend in common, I remember you!!
     
  17. rhino17

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    Netflix recommendations usually works really well for me
     
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    Reddit speak for Ask Me Anything.
     

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