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There are lots of recommendation services for books, or music, or movies. Is there any service that unifies these, so that if I rate some movies I can get recommendations for books?

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meta-question: recommentation on a recommendation service. –  Robert Munteanu Jul 2 '10 at 15:06

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Try Hunch. Interesting project where people collectively create series of questions that will help you pick virtually anything.

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Hunch does seem to be generic, however it does not simply give a book recommendation, it will first ask you to narrow your requirements to something like American-English, post-apocalyptic, allegorical, non-violent, sci-fi, and then give some recommendations. –  Liam Jul 6 '10 at 15:01

amazon comes close. if you rate somewhere something, search for "something" on amazon and then you see what other people who were interested in "something" actually bought as well.

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Can you do this without buying stuff from amazon? –  Liam Jul 27 '10 at 17:54
    
yes, you can read ratings of other folks who have bought something. –  akira Jul 27 '10 at 18:37

There is a Y Combinator startup

DirectedEdge "Or recommendations engine plugs intoy your store or site to deliver Amazon-like recommendations"

This is a generic tool but for developers.

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Google Prediction API can be used as a generic recommendation service.

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