Review Of Recommendation Engines

Richard MacManus compiles a list of 10 recommendation engines, or services that combine a user's preferences with algorithms and shared community data to make recommendations for things like products and events.

For example, Scouta factors in user activity on the platform to provide recommendations for all Web-based media, including streaming video and radio from around the globe, while The Filter is a social music recommendation service (backed by Peter Gabriel, no less) that functions as a playlist creation suite for portable media players like iPods.

Criticker is a movie review community and recommendation engine, and Zync is a local event engine (based around the city of Boston) that lists events across 20,000 venues.

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