Back in the days when the Internet was just a series of tubes music, movie and book fans had to get their recommendations from magazines, friends and the guy in the store that sold them the stuff. Recommendations on today's Internet are a big thing. They are highly popular with users and companies alike. Users are happy that they find new bands, actors, movies and books while companies sell more if they offer recommendations.
Taste Kid (via Genbeta) concentrates on books, movies and music which is something that I have not seen that often yet. Normally it's only one of the three and not all of them. The website consists of a form where the user can enter something that he likes that relates to books, music or movies. This can be an artist or a name of a product.
Taste Kid will then pull data from the database and display recommendations based on the user's input. If you enter 24 (the TV series) for example you get recommendations for Lost and The Office among others.
One interesting aspect of the website is that you do get recommendations for books and music as well if you entered for example a movie title. This does not happen all of the time though.
A brief description (taken from Wikipedia mostly it seems) is available for many items that are mentioned on the website and the site even embeds Youtube videos when available which is great to get a first impression of that recommendation.
Another interesting aspect of Taste Kid is that the website is not commercial (yet). You do not find links to online stores where you can buy the media directly. As of now it's just a way to receive recommendations that include previews.
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