Category Archives: Recommendations

Recommending things to real users through their “I’m watching” tweets

There are a lot of social tv platforms around the web where you can register yourself and watch tv programs in a social environment. Usually you can let these services publish your watching activities on your preferred social networks, like … Continue reading

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Privacy revisited

Early on in the NoTube project we asked how we address the challenge that people want personalisation without any compromise to their privacy. We posed this question in the context of the NoTube Beancounter, a service for aggregating and analysing … Continue reading

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On serendipity

One of our more recent NoTube demos was inspired by an XKCD cartoon which prompted us to ask: can we make a large video collection interesting enough so that people keep browsing rather than give up? As we’ve said before, … Continue reading

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How can we best measure how good people think our recommendations are?

Recently a friend was describing how her friend had persuaded her to watch a DVD that she thought she’d absolutely hate, but ended up loving. The DVD was the 2004 BBC TV series ‘Blackpool’ (described as “part musical, part thriller, … Continue reading

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