Goodreads is an app/platform that I’ve known about for a while but hadn’t gotten around to using it. The main reason for getting started with it is as a way of keeping track of what I’ve read as the overflowing bookshelves are becoming a bit difficult to interpret. I’m also curious to see how good they are at predicting interests.
The other reason
From a professional perspective, I’d like to see they kind of issues they have with prediction, as they have a problem that a lot of features available but likely also a problem with a lot of noise. Netflix’s predictions seem to have plateaued, at least from personal experience, and Amazon seems to be over-optimizing for revenue, almost looking like spam sometimes.
I’ll update the blog occasionally with updates on the progress I making towards my Goodreads challenge.