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Flickchart
Flickchart - A social network centered around a unique method of determining each user’s own prioritized list of favorite movies. http://www.flickchart.com/Splash...
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1. Users also feel empowered by having their lists contribute to the site's collective list of the “Greatest Movies of All Time”, and receive targeted recommendations based on the acquired data from all users. - Flickchart
2. Website, newspaper, and magazine critics offer excellent insight into the qualities of movies. The problem is that they are all rating movies individually with some sort of point value – using stars, a 1-to-10 scale, or percentages. When these ratings are combined to create the “Greatest Movies of All Time” lists, they always seem to come up short of where we think they could be, and are inherently limited in their ability to furnish a final, authoritative, and holistic list of a user’s favorite movies. - Flickchart
3. Flickchart provides a superior strategy for rating movies by taking any two films, presenting them to the user visually, and asking them "Which is better?". By always using this direct comparison, we are able to efficiently calculate the best-liked movies by our user base and combine their choices into a site-wide list that accurately judges what the “Greatest Movies of All Time” really are. This process, aside from being more accurate, is inherently a lot more fun. - Flickchart
4. While ranking, the users will be presented with far more movies than they would ever take the time to look up on other movie sites, and in so doing we help them effortlessly become explorers of new films and genres. As they encounter movies they haven’t seen, we note those for them and compare them to our site-wide aggregated rankings (calculated via an algorithm we’ve developed), to provide crowdsourced recommendations that are specifically tailored to find the best movies our users have never seen. - Flickchart
5. Flickchart is currently self-funded, designed, and developed by Jeremy Thompson (http://friendfeed.com/prophasi) and Nathan Chase (http://friendfeed.com/nathanc...), who are both web developers in Orlando, Florida. Nathan designs and implements the layout and complete user experience of Flickchart, while Jeremy develops the programming logic and data algorithms that power the site. - Flickchart
I am eager to find a good movie recommendation engine. Are you the one that will work? - Charbax
6. Robert, you have a private beta invitation in your inbox. - Flickchart
Can I import my IMDB ratings and other such movie ratings sites into flickchart, easily rate a whole bunch of other movies and have you output a perfect list of recommendations personlized for my taste in films? - Charbax
@Charbax - Importing of external ratings (IMDB, Netflix,Yahoo, etc.) is certainly something we plan to implement. In addition, we also plan to offer ways for you to parse and retrieve your data, via an API. - Flickchart
7. There's a Flickchart group here on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/flickch... - Flickchart
8. You can also become a fan of Flickchart on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile... - Flickchart
9. User support, ideas, and questions for Flickchart are at: http://getsatisfaction.com/flickch... - Flickchart
10. News & updates on Flickchart, straight from the dev team, are available on Twitter: http://twitter.com/flickchart - Flickchart
11. Blog posts from the co-founders - including movie reviews, film-related stories, and articles about Flickchart and its creation - are at: http://blog.flickchart.com - Flickchart
I just received my invite. I could not remember the details so I came here to a preview before accepting my invite. - Russellreno
Just got my invite too. And I'm loving it! Already shot off 3 invites to other friends. It's such a simple & great idea. Though I've yet to see their "replay value" so to speak. Why would I want to keep going back after I've rated a few hundred/thousand movies? I'll know what counts to me, and I'll probably get tired of clicking the same stuff over and over anyway. Should be interesting to see what Flickchart does to retain members. - Tyler Hayes
12. Louis Gray has been kind enough to do a write up on us at his blog: http://www.louisgray.com/live... - Flickchart
13. We just pushed a new build that includes FriendFeed integration - Flickchart users can post their favorite matchups directly to Friendfeed from within our site. They can share the posters of the matchup, and a link directly to that matchup on Flickchart for others to rank right away. http://friendfeed.com/flickch... - Flickchart
sweet guys - let me know when you want that intro we discussed - mike "glemak" dunn
14. After interviewing on the most recent FFundercats podcast, we launched a full discussions and commenting system on every Flickchart matchup - along with details and statistics of every movie - all accessible without leaving the homepage. See http://friendfeed.com/search... for more details. - Nathan Chase
15. We've been recently featured on Cinematical (http://www.cinematical.com/2009...), Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5272858...), Ain't It Cool News (http://www.aintitcool.com/node...), and Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/feature...) - Flickchart
16. More recent press includes: our mention at #5 of Mashable's "Top 10 Great Social Sites for Movie Lovers" (http://mashable.com/2009...) , Variety's Anne Thompson, film industry blogger, talks about box office inflation & the addictiveness of Flickchart (http://weblogs.variety.com/thompso...), and movie blogs Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2009...) & Burbanked (http://burbanked.com/2009...) - Flickchart
17. On 09/09/09, we launched out of beta, with over 25,000 users. We were also featured in two local news outlets in Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busines...) and the Orlando Weekly (http://orlandoweekly.com/film...) covering our launch. - Flickchart