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iTunes feature request

Filed in: Apple, music, Wed, May 28 2003 22:30 PT

a dollar sign and the iTunes logo

So, when are they going to look at my database of existing songs and recommend more music for me?

If you’re paying attention, you know it’s going to happen. It’s the most obvious untapped potential in iTunes. And, naturally, they’d have to ensure data privacy to prevent a backlash, perhaps promising not to archive the input, or storing it as aggregate and not associating it with any one user. But people like me want the ability to, say, select a playlist and ask for tips. (Hell, people like me have already spent hours rating items we own on Amazon.) With a couple million downloads, Apple should be getting close to a good enough data store to start issuing recommendations, and I’ll bet dollars to donuts that they’re about to start doing it Real Soon Now.

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