Amazon is on drugs

Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:44 am
I've been on Amazon forever, and I've told it some of my music collection to see what it would recommend, very occasionally it makes a good recommendation, mostly they don't tell me anything I didn't know, but today it made the weirdest recommendation I've seen.

It tells me I should buy Ray Parker Jnr's Greatest hits because I told it I liked 'Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise'!!! Well they are both 80s artists - but there the similarity ends.

Has it lost the plot? Or can you justify that recommendation?
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 06:11 am
Someone out there bought both of them, so the database linked them.

I've been deeply unimpressed with Amazon's recommendations -- but it's based on a limited sample of my music as well as a couple of things I've bought for other people, so it's bound to be screwy.

I find that i-tunes does a very good job with recommendations. But, then, they've got a ton of data to work with.
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