When Collaborative Filtering Attacks

November 30th, 2008 by Adrian

I got this product recommendation from Amazon the other day:


Wait a sec… are all the D&D geeks who are playing World of Warcraft, LOTR, Guild Wars, and Neverwinter Nights really flocking to pre-order a game about pampering their pets?  (Excuse me, their virtual pets?)   Somehow I doubt it.

I’m used to Amazon sending me product recommendations that are a little off-kilter, including suggestions for items I’ve already bought from them.  But this is like Netflix suggesting “Beethoven” based on my interest in “28 Days” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”  

Epic fail. 

Posted in "Pop" culture, Games, The Web (2.0 and otherwise)

One Response

  1. Jenny

    oops, maybe this has to do with the stuff I put on your Amazon wish list account? nah. I guess not.

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