David Brake has a good piece up on some flaws that can break down collaborative filters. Collaborative filtering, when done well, is one of the enabling technologies that can allow anthill communities to form — witness the vast edifice of product reviews on Amazon.com constructed by users. Any research that can help build smarter filters would definitely be a Good Thing.Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at June 05, 2003
If you think anything I write here represents the opinions of anybody but myself, you need more help than I can give you. The opinions are all mine, folks. Nobody else's. ESPECIALLY not my employer's.
If that's too hard to understand... well, I'm sorry. There's only so much I can do. I'm not a therapist, and I'm not a miracle worker. (Unless you consider staying employed in this economy a miracle.) I wish I could help you work through your delusional belief that I'm speaking for anyone else but myself. Honestly, I do. But in the end, that's a monkey you'll have to get off your back on your own. Sorry.