Amazon Recommends …

November 19, 2007 at 6:38 pm (internet) (, )

Isn’t the Amazon recommend system interesting?  I was looking at what it recommends for me, based on my purchase history, and a very weird collection of things it was too!

I see it tracks what you browse too – then presumably if you buy something it can link your browsing history to your profile too.  It also amused me to see the ‘sell back what you’ve bought’ links – very optimistic about the lifetime of your purchases …

Apart from the obvious privacy issues of amazon have a full purchase history, it got me wondering what I would have to do to get it to recommend really bizarre things for me.  Could I just browse some funny things or would I actually have to buy them?  Maybe if I review and rate something from elsewhere in the site that could go in the mix … an interesting experiment for someone.  Sometime.  Maybe.


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