July 1, 2009
Nexterlizer - Simple Recommendations
Deciding what to read or play or watch or listen to next, can be a tricky thing. Too much choice, too many decisions.
To help you there are a myriad of web sites: catalogue everything you’ve ever read, make friends and let them make suggestions, answer forty two questions. And so on.
All of which are nice, but let’s face it, too much hassle. I’ve been in and out of more book recommendation sites than I can remember and none of them have satisfied what I want. So I decided to build one.
It’s called Nexterlizer and it’s the simplest recommendation application I could imagine: tell it what you last read, watched, listened to or played and it will try and give you a recommendation. Not a list, not a choice, just one. Sometimes it won’t find a recommendation, most of the times it will.
There’s also a Twitter bot @nexterlizer which you can tweet with your last item and it will reply with its suggestion.
eg. @nexterlizer Oryx And Crake
or if you want to specify whether it was something you read, played, listened to or watched you can add a prefix:
r for read
l for listened to
p for played
w for watched
@nexterlizer p Guitar Hero
@nexterlizer w Terminator Salvation
Try it out, let me know what you think and I hope you have fun with it.