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simon3
2011-06-07 09:22:14
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Context of comment:Thanks Chriz - the concepts in social networking of web 2.0 are a fruitful source of ideas for a website like this and there's a number that we have used or applied. For example we have mountain comment rating and crowd-sourced summit rating.
The analogy with Amazon recommendations is interesting .. people who bought this then went on to buy .. could as you say become .. people who liked this summit also liked this summit.
I hope you refine the suggestion. Here's a couple of additional points:
Message:1. In fact the assessment of summits by different people under the 7 categories we have actually doesn't show enormous variation by different people. By and large it is consensus that keeps the Mweelrea, Ben Gorm and Maamturks towards the top of the rating and the Arigna Mountains to the bottom. Over the years there is some movement, but not much. (There are thousands of individual ratings.)

2. I think your point about people looking for recommendations is interesting. Are they most likely to look for recommendations for a specific mountain or do they choose by area or by route?
Additional points:There's loads of other interesting concepts and techniques around. Twitter and location based cousins seem to me to have some interesting possibilities in helping people make sense of the huge number of possibilities. Some Facebook ideas are also interesting such as the concept of regulating who sees what by restriction to "friends". In general the Zuckerberg instinct to monetise personal data doesn't appeal to me however.
Current development will be exploiting the concepts of modern online mapping and use of GPS track data.
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