I’ve been very impressed with the quality of recommendations Netflix has offered me. So much so, that it would take me three years to watch all of the movies in my queue if I maxed out my monthly DVD deliveries and online streaming.
The recommendations are so good that bad ones really jump off the page. For example, I loved the movie Lost in Translation. Based on user behavior, Netflix recommends the following films:
- Garden State
- Being John Malkovich
That makes sense. But what about this?
I’d like a snowboard movie called “Lost in Transition” because I liked “Lost in Translation?”
Swing and a miss.
But the fact that this was noteworthy to me shows that Netflix is doing a lot of things right.