Category Archives: Beancounter

NoTube exploits the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience (video)

This video summarizes the NoTube approach to open source software that allows you to exploit the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience. We analyze social web user activities to create continuously evolving user profiles. We … Continue reading

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Beancounter user research part 2: Reactions to the Beancounter user interface

Last week I wrote about our findings concerning people’s attitudes towards privacy and sharing of the types of personal data that the Beancounter (NoTube’s user profiling service) can collect. This blog post is going to focus on some early reactions … Continue reading

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Beancounter user research part 1: creating social experiences, sharing, privacy, and user control of personal data

NoTube’s Beancounter software is a user-profiling service that implicitly determines a person’s most up-to-date interests based on an aggregation of their existing activities on the Social Web. This profile can then be used as input for personalised TV recommendations. During … Continue reading

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Be part of our user research into Social Web & TV

Please help us with our user research by taking a moment of your time to fill in our survey to collect opinions about the implications of integrating the Social Web with TV; including attitudes to privacy, sharing of personal data, and … Continue reading

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Designing a new user interface for NoTube’s Beancounter

Managing the large volumes of data generated by the Social Web presents many challenges. In considering the user experience of NoTube’s Beancounter we have been thinking about how to present this kind of data to users in meaningful ways, as … Continue reading

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NoTube short video

A 2 minutes long video showing NoTube implemented approaches to recommendations is now available in different languages (english, french, italian, portuguese).

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Video: NoTube’s approach to TV recommendations

Michele recently described the latest NoTube demo for TV recommendations, which was shown at the Project Review in early May. Since then we’ve made a video of the demo, which explains how the project has integrated three different approaches to … Continue reading

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Recommending things to real users through their “I’m watching” tweets

There are a lot of social tv platforms around the web where you can register yourself and watch tv programs in a social environment. Usually you can let these services publish your watching activities on your preferred social networks, like … Continue reading

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How willing are you to share data about what you watch on TV?

I’m working on NoTube as part of the BBC team, and together with Lora from VU, I’m looking into various potential privacy issues. In particular, as someone with a background in user experience, I’m interested to find out how willing people … Continue reading

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Awareness not paranoia

In her previous post Libby asks whether you might see NoTube’s Beancounter, which lets you “discover you what you watch and listen to – and the overall categories of things that you like”, as an invasion of your privacy. During … Continue reading

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