RE: anonymous collaborative filtering

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 16:59:22 MDT

Regarding active collaborative filtering technology, there has been a lot of
interesting work in this area.

The late Sasha Chislenko did some great work on this while at Firefly, a
company later acquired by M$ and effectively shut down.

Brewster Kahle at Alexa did some nice stuff too -- acquired by Amazon and
effectively shut down

The tech is there to make great ACF tech, and there's been plenty of
valuable brainstorming and prototype product design.

But no one seems to have gotten it quite "right" yet in terms of user
interface and cultural zippiness, so the idea has not really taken off.

Maybe someone on this list will get it right, finally. I do think that
making it work within some particular online subculture is the place to

-- Ben G

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