Netflix algorithm

So, people claim that Netflix have stated that they generated the House of Cards based the fact that they saw a solid intersection between people who liked Kevin Spacey and people who enjoyed watching political thrillers. And they’re using this to generate other shows.

This gives me two thoughts, the first being, we need to watch more geek shows on Netflix, rather than pirating them. This will encourage more content we enjoy being added to Netflix.

The second thought, is wondering if it’s possible to manipulate these algorithms. Some nefarious individuals could construct a little program that used various methods to poll Netflix looking for specific shows, in order to encourage Netflix to generate new content according to specific criteria. Said program could then be spread across the internet, covertly.

The possibilities. Just no Armoured Penguins, please.

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