As we surf the internet everyday – we discover new things. Its fun but we don’t always find things we may like. We are looking for new movies to watch, music to listen to or even books to read. It’s hard to find the things that match our taste and just random searching is a waste of time.
The guys at GetGlue were thinking the same thing and they came up with this amazing recommendation service.
In their own words - “GetGlue is an innovative social recommendation network for movies, books, and music. The GetGlue website provides a recommendation stream based on personal tastes, what friends like, and what’s most popular now. The GetGlue browser addon brings filtered friend reviews, personal recommendations, and contextual content to popular sites around the web, such as Wikipedia, Amazon, IMDB, and hundreds more.”
The GetGlue Firefox and Chrome extension makes it easy to discover new stuff for anyone who is looking for suggestions pertaining to their taste.
GetGlue Extension in Action:
GetGlue is incredible when it comes to suggestions for related topics. Another cool thing is if you follow some people on GetGlue who have similar taste, you would get even better recommendations.
When you are on a site like IMDB looking for movie reviews – it would suggest some new movies similar to one you are viewing. Like wise, if you are on Wikipedia, new suggestions would be shown in accordance with your previous likes.
GetGlue extension lets you view trailers for movies, previews for songs and reviews for books right there in the GetGlue Toolbar. It also shows similar movies, music or book suggestions in the right side of the toolbar.
GetGlue – Recommendations On Your Profile:
When you start using GetGlue, you can sign up for a GetGlue profile to make new friends and track and get new recommendations. As always it fun to earn new Badges. The more active you are on the website, the more badges you earn.I have already earned the Book Worm, Potato Couch and Movie Buff badges and looking forward for more.
Here are a few suggestions made for me on my profile.
New Movie Suggestions by GetGlue on My Profile:
New Music Suggestions by GetGlue:
New Book Suggestions by GetGlue:
All these suggestions were given to me based on my earlier “likes”. The more you rate stuff, the better the recommendations get.
Get Recommendations for TV Shows, Games, Gadgets, Topics and more:
GetGlue suggestion engine is not just limited to Movies, Music and Books. it can recommend new TV Shows, Gadgets, Video Games and few other things. Once you get a hang of it, you would think, how did you miss this service for so long.
Get Glue recognizes when you’re looking at a website about a musician, a book, a movie or any other stuff. Then it makes it easy to look up more information about that item across other websites like YouTube, Wikipedia, etc.
It does all of this with least amount of intrusion in your regular surfing while showing latest about the topic from social media and your recommendations for you.
Privacy Concerns about GetGlue:
When you are using GetGlue, its tracks your page visits, so that it can quickly scan the page to recommend something similar. However Glue doesn’t provide a filter for touchy topics that you might come across. You need to make changes to your Privacy options to hide your activity from your profile.
It’s too bad it’s all or nothing kind of situation since I would like to share more about specific topics like Movies, Music and Books freely while excluding the rest. The developers at GetGlue are always adding new features so hope they add this feature to the service.
GetGlue is an awesome service for getting new recommendations for a lot of things that cater to your taste. It is always improving and adding new features and its fun to use when you make friends.
So why not visit my profile and join me if you like what you see! – Here’s the link.
You can get the Firefox or Chrome extension from the links below.
Download GetGlue Firefox Addon.
Download GetGlue Chrome Extension.
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