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Combining personal data with ratings for targeted medical information

By Andy Oram
September 16, 2013

HealthTap is a community of doctors and clients seeking answers to health questions. Its central service provides immediate access to doctors and their knowledge either by doctors answering client questions in real time, or through a large database of previously …

Visualization of the Week: Amazon book recommendations

By Audrey Watters
December 2, 2011

A new tool takes a link from a book on Amazon and creates the network surrounding it. It shows up to 100 recommendations associated with the title.

Visualization of the Week: Amazon book recommendations

Visualization of the Week: Amazon book recommendations
By Audrey Watters
December 2, 2011

A new tool takes a link from a book on Amazon and creates the network surrounding it. It shows up to 100 recommendations associated with the title.

Visualization of the Week: Amazon book recommendations

By Audrey Watters
December 2, 2011

A new tool takes a link from a book on Amazon and creates the network surrounding it. It shows up to 100 recommendations associated with the title.

The more you engage, the better the advice

By Joe Wikert
October 24, 2011

The Goodreads recommendation engine has been in development for six years. In this podcast, Patrick Brown, community manager at Goodreads, talks about that development process and how the algorithm works.

The more you engage, the better the advice

The more you engage, the better the advice
By Joe Wikert
October 24, 2011

The Goodreads recommendation engine has been in development for six years. In this podcast, Patrick Brown, community manager at Goodreads, talks about that development process and how the algorithm works.

The search for serendipitous recommendations

By Jenn Webb
September 30, 2011

Zite CEO Mark Johnson recently sat down with us to talk about his company, how his recommendation engine works and how CNN is welcoming Zite into its family.

The search for serendipitous recommendations

The search for serendipitous recommendations
By Jenn Webb
September 30, 2011

Zite CEO Mark Johnson recently sat down with us to talk about his company, how his recommendation engine works and how CNN is welcoming Zite into its family.

Publishing News: Goodreads chases the recommendation Holy Grail

By Jenn Webb
September 16, 2011

Goodreads put its Discovereads purchase to good use. Also, Hearst and The Boston Globe are doubling down on HTML5.

Strata Week: Cracking a book's genetic code

By Audrey Watters
August 18, 2011

BookLamp and the Book Genome Project look to book DNA for smarter recommendations, sorting through Wikipedia's vast data dump gets easier thanks to WikiHadoop, and a timeline from WolframAlpha charts major milestones in data knowledge.

Strata Week: Cracking a book's genetic code

By Audrey Watters
August 18, 2011

BookLamp and the Book Genome Project look to book DNA for smarter recommendations, sorting through Wikipedia's vast data dump gets easier thanks to WikiHadoop, and a timeline from WolframAlpha charts major milestones in data knowledge.

Strata Week: Cracking a book's genetic code

Strata Week: Cracking a book's genetic code
By Audrey Watters
August 18, 2011

BookLamp and the Book Genome Project look to book DNA for smarter recommendations, sorting through Wikipedia's vast data dump gets easier thanks to WikiHadoop, and a timeline from WolframAlpha charts major milestones in data knowledge.

How online bookstores should get social

By Joe Wikert
August 3, 2011

What if you could take the social aspects of brick-and-mortar bookstores and blend them with the convenience of online sales? Joe Wikert explains how an online social layer would benefit everyone involved in the publishing chain.

How online bookstores should get social

How online bookstores should get social
By Joe Wikert
August 3, 2011

What if you could take the social aspects of brick-and-mortar bookstores and blend them with the convenience of online sales? Joe Wikert explains how an online social layer would benefit everyone involved in the publishing chain.

Three Paradoxes of the Internet Age - Part Two

By Joshua-Michele Ross
November 5, 2009

Individual perception of increased choice can occur while the overall choice pool is getting smaller This gem from Whimsley makes the point - with extensive statistical modeling supporting the argument - that our algorithm-obsessed, long tail merchants are actually depleting the overall choice pool despite the fact that as individuals we may be experiencing a sense of more choice through...

Three Paradoxes of the Internet Age - Part One

By Joshua-Michele Ross
November 4, 2009

In the circles that I travel the Internet is often breathlessly embraced as the herald of all things good; the bringer of increased choice, personal empowerment, social harmony...and the list goes on. And yet, as with any powerful technology, the truth of its consequences eludes such a singular and happy narrative. Here is the first of three paradoxes of the...

Vista Must Haves? Tablet PC Must Haves?

By C.K. Sample III
August 22, 2008

After all the talk about Vista being a bad platform and people constantly talking about downgrading to XP, I'm wondering if there are any dedicated Vista users out there with some great recommendations for Vista Must Haves.


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