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Netflix’s New Ratings System Is a Terrible Idea

Original story at IndieWire• 12 mentions • 2 months ago

IndieWire 2 months ago

 
Whatever future of entertainment may hold, it’s reasonable to assume Netflix will play some role in determining it. The company is at the forefront of defining home viewing habits and the ways in which audiences can discover its library of movies and television. It’s a fickle process, one that doesn’t favor the discovery of edgier content. So it was particularly dispiriting to learn that sometime in April, Netflix will abandon its five-star ratings in favor of a thumbs up/thumbs down approach. “Five stars feels very yesterday now,” said Netflix VP of product Todd Yellin in a press briefing. He went ...
 
 
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07 Apr
Raindance Canada @RaindanceCanada
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07 Apr
Eric Swymer @E_Swymer
RT @IndieWire: Netflix's new ratings system makes it so much harder to discover great indie films: https://t.co/hcrSN6ZWJM https://t.co/yCS
05 Apr
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20 Mar
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20 Mar
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20 Mar
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RT @erickohn: I have some problems with this new Netflix ratings system. https://t.co/prGBj4jTWS via @indiewire
20 Mar
Anne Thompson @akstanwyck
RT @erickohn: I have some problems with this new Netflix ratings system. https://t.co/prGBj4jTWS via @indiewire
20 Mar
IndieWire @IndieWire
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20 Mar
erickohn @erickohn
I have some problems with this new Netflix ratings system. https://t.co/prGBj4jTWS via @indiewire
20 Mar
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20 Mar
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