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Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

Update: 2020-07-077
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Netflix’s recommendation algorithm is supposed to find you TV and movies that you’ll like — and that will keep you paying for Netflix. But is Netflix really showing you stuff you want to watch, or just stuff that Netflix made?


Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla

This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.

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the audio spike at the start of these episodes peaks my speakers and scares the crap out of me everytime

Sep 8th
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Janet Lafler

Am I missing something here? If other studios are pulling their content from Netflix, so that the majority of what Netflix is showing is it's own shows, then it's hardly surprising that most of Netflix's recommendations are Netflix shows. Especially since the content that other producers don't bother to pull from Netflix is presumably the crappy stuff they don't think they can make money from.

Mar 22nd
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Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

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