New Netflix "Friends" recommendation service

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  1. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    I guess this belongs in the Wholesale/Retail Vendor section, but it's really about software so I'll start here with it.

    Netflix is starting a new service called "Friends". It allows others (that you select) to see how you have rated the movies you have seen. As if I need MORE titles to rent, I do find that the recommendations that many of my personal friends have made have turned me on to films I would not have otherwise watched. If anyone is interested in starting a group from HTF, drop me an email and we can start!

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  2. Jeff_CusBlues

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    I'd definently be interested, Eric. I'll send you an e-mail also.
     
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    It was serendipitous Netflix started this feature as I had just been looking for something like that. It's been fun inviting friends and making suggestions. I'm interested in an HTF group.
     
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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the email! I will contact anyone that emails me to be in this group as soon as I get a small group of people interested.

    Eric
     
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    Put me down too.
     
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    I wonder what their reason behind launching this service? I'm willing to bet it's because people go through a binge period, cycling as many DVDs as possible, then hit a long lull where they consider dropping the service. This would likely turn them on to renting stuff they normally would have overlooked?

    Or maybe just a slightly off mark attempt at building 'community'?
     
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    Curious - why did a linked ad for Netflix get embedded in the text of my last post?? Do I get some sort of cut for people following that link?
     
  8. Cameron Yee

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    There's a sticky thread in all the forums explaining the incorporation of "intellitext." Basically it's helping to pay the HTF bills.
     
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    Whatever the reason I've been having a great time with it. I have a couple other friends on it and it's been fun seeing what they thought of films I've seen and getting their suggestions. Plus, I get "holy mackeral" comments when they see I've rated over 700 releases.
     
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    I would like to be in this group also.
     
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    Looks neat. How do I add you guys to my friends list if I don't know your email addresses?
     
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    Add me as well!

    RossMan
     
  13. EricSchulz

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    Here's my first update:

    To those that emailed me prior to 1/10, I have added you to my "group". You will receive info from Netflix the next time you log on to their website on how to proceed.

    To those in the previous posts that have expressed interest, I will add you to my list on Netflix within the next 24 hours (hey, I gotta work, too!) and you will get the info when you log onto Netflix.

    Anyone iterested in joining that HASN'T posted previously in this thread, click on the second icon in the bar above my post (it will say "Send an email to EricSchulz" if you hang your cursor over it) and drop me an email.

    This is allowing any of you to see MY Netflix info only. If you want to let any of us see YOUR info (like the movies you rated and any comments you posted) you can email any of us in return and then we can be added to your Netflix Friends group.

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  14. EricSchulz

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    OK, a quick Second Update:

    Dan C "accepted" my invitation to join...I now can view his recently viewed/rated titles, and movies he "hated".

    If you find someone that has COMPLETELY different taste in movies from you (say that he only rents Westerns and documentaries on Russian ballet), you can drop that person from your "group"...just go to the "Manage Friends" link on the Friends homepage.

    Looks like this could be alot of fun...leave feedback here or at Netflix.com!

    Eric
     
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    So if I do this will you guys see that I recently rented Lesbian Vampires?
     
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    If I understand it correctly, only if you rate it [​IMG]
     

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