Thursday, December 16, 2004

All the cool kids do social software

I just got the following e-mail from Netflix:

Dear Andrew,

We hope you've been enjoying the changes we've made to the website
over the past few months. Many of these new features have come as a
result of your suggestions. We always like to get your feedback on
how we can continue to improve the service.

You've been selected to participate in a special preview of our
Friends feature that will give you a new way to discover great
movies. You'll be able to check out what your Friends think of a
movie, exchange movie suggestions with your Friends, and leave
your two cents worth on a movie for your Friends to read.

To get started, come check out the new Friends tab on the website.
Once you've created your Friends list, you can see what your Friends
are watching and give and receive movie suggestions. Please click
the link below to learn more about this feature:

-Your Friends at Netflix

I'm not sure I really care all that much. Netflix isn't so much a destination as it is a good service. I hear about and discover movies I want to see in other places and I drop them in my queue. All I care about on Netflix is their search and queue maintenance features. It'd be really nice to have some sort of telephony feature like so that I could add items to my queue just by calling a number and saying the name of the item... That or a text message interface.

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