I love movies. Atleast, one movie a day I am watching nowadays (despite busy schedules) - mostly in DVDs and in Foxtel. Recently, I found about flixster - a social networking site based on movies. You rate movies - movies will be recommended based on your taste. You can meet people who has similar taste as yours. You can read all about breaking news stories round the clock. It is a good start - but the movie recommendations have to improve a lot. You can find me here in flixster. Come and join and lets us watch movies.
As you know, Flickr uses an algorithm to choose the best 500 photos every day and post them on Flickr Explore page. This mesmerizing collection is done auto' magic 'ally by an "interestingness algorithm" which rates each photo how good it is. It does by considering lot of factors such as who views, who comments and who favourites a photo. It is not most views, most favourites or most comments. Here's what Flickr says: "There are lots of things that make a photo 'interesting' (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr." As I tried to crack down this interestingness puzzle, I figured out certain shortcuts by which you can get to the Flickr Explore page. Get this basics straight . Favourites matter m