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Unsuggesting / Suggesting

Tim Spalding at Library Thing sent me a note this week about a new concept he’s playing with there. I mentioned it on the SDI this morning so I thought I’d link to it here too.
Here’s his note to me:
“A propos of your post on Book Recommender Services, LibraryThing now offers a new service with a twist — the worst recommendations possible. “UnSuggester” turns the conventional algorithm on its head to discover the most dissimilar books. People who read Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, for example, do not read Shopaholic. Fun stuff, weirdly.
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One of my favourite thinking styles is to turn concepts on their head and view them from another facet. So this is what can happen!

Posted on: November 14, 2006, 12:59 pm Category: Uncategorized

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