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I have updated and changed the outline for tomorrow's lecture. Here is the plan:
12.15-13.00: Progress reports from the groups. Discussion of report format.
13.15-14.00: Streaming media as an innovation. A brief history, from Napster through YouTube to Spotify and Netflix. Then a discussion: If we view Netflix and other streaming services in the light of innovation theory, what can we learn? How much is technology, and how much is "social" aspects?
14.15-15.00: Streaming technology. We will look at the technology stack for streaming media, and analyse them according to Müller's platform-genre model.
15.15-16.00: Algorithms and recommender systems.
Three kinds of recommender systems: Item-based recommendation, collaborative filtering, network and other vector systems. We will look at how Netflix' recommendations have changed, and at Facebook's PageRank. We will then play a little with Amazon's and YouTube's recommendations using digit...