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Topic: Similarities between PBSers. How is it calculated?

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Subject: Similarities between PBSers. How is it calculated?
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 2:52 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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Hi,

 

I'm interested in knowing what determines "similarities" between PBSers. Is it their bookshelf or their wishlist or both?

 

Thanks,

 

Elona

 



Last Edited on: 7/8/09 2:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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According to the Help Center:

The Similarity Index shows how "alike" you and your Buddy are.  it is determined based on the information you provide to the club through your participation.  So when you apply star ratings to a book, add an item to your Wish List, or tell us what your favorite genres are, we're more able to come up with a profile of you as a reader.  And as others do the same, we can start matching up people who have similar tastes and habits.

Right now, most scores will be seem low.  This is because the Similarity Index is based on some club features that are still pretty young or under-used.  You can make your Similarity Index more powerful and accurate by applying Star ratings to every book you have read, and also choosing your favorite genres on the Member Homepage.