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13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 11:42:
*looks down. Just shakes head.*

Anyway, that Netflix article is pretty interesting. It makes sense for Netflix to leverage that incredible amount of data they have, and I'm not sure why it's a cause for concern. If Netflix believes in its data strongly enough to commit $100 million on two seasons of a new show before it's even shown a single episode, that's something that we, as viewers, should applaud.

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I think it's promising that someone is finally using actual data of people watching, rather than the 50-years-out-of-date fucking Nielsen ratings, to determine what's interesting to people and what isn't.

/wish I could watch Netflix.

Creston

Basically what Creston said. I must be the target demographic, b/c I appreciate Spacey as an actor, like most of the Fincher movies I've seen (I think he did the best he could with that Aliens 3 script), and like political dramas. Haven't watched HoC yet, but it's on my too watch list once work calms down a bit. Looking forward to it.

There is a concern that using big data could result in lowest common denominator programming, but it sounds like Netflix is using this to go after specific niches it thinks will be popular. I don't expect Netflix to be competing with Jersey Shore or Honey Boo Boo anytime soon. If they mimic HBO in their show creation, I'd be all for that.
 
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