Netflix Friends

Netflix has finally added a friends list feature. I emailed them about this over a year ago when FOAF networks were getting big. (FOAF networks are friend-of-a-friend based services like Friendster and Orkut.) I also blogged about it a couple of months ago in my Netflix Price War post.

I haven’t actually gotten past the sending of invitations step, so I don’t really know what Netflix is offering yet. It looks like they only let you see your friends ratings. If so, hopefully they’ll add a way so that you can recommend movies for specific friends, and see what their rental queue looks like. As I said before, they should also create a set of community forums to make Netflix the place to discuss movies.

Update: It looks like they do allow you to recommend movies to friends. Good job Netflix.

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