GetGlue is a social recommendation service that does most of your web research for you. GetGlue’s service provides movie, music and book reviews on one easy-to-use web interface (via it’s partner sites) and also allows users to see what items their friends have liked or recommended. This service removes the tediousness and exhaustion of searching the web for hours on end to see if that new release in the theatres is really worth your two hours and $12.
Though GetGlue is not new to the market, their recent upgrade in interface and features, including real time stream and personalized new releases, is making it much easier for consumers to use. GetGlue’s browser plug-in scans the pages you browse on the web, looks for media titles you mention and then populates the toolbar with suggestions about similar movies and companion resources. Mashable.com describes the upgrades as “Netflix’s recommendation engine meets Tivo Suggestions, but it’s all based on media content.” With the addition of real-time, the program will be able to adapt to your developing tastes and let you know if the item that you are currently scoping will be enjoyable to you, based on previous reviews.
For more information about this website and their new plug-in, go to: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/04/getglue.html#more