March 21, 2005

ARTICLE | Connecting the Dots

Wading into recommender applications
by Sarah Lazarovic

According to this article, describing or categorizing any new cultural product is taxing and time-consuming. There are more media for us to choose from than ever before, and much of it resists easy definition — just try explaining the sound of hot young London singer M.I.A. without falling back on a recipe of influences. It’s no wonder then that the next evolutionary step in a continuum that began with pop culture algebra is “recommender applications.”

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