Miro Internet TV Blog

New Miro Guide Feature: People Who Subscribe…

August 29th, 2007 by Dean Jansen

Many channels now include recommendations based on other people’s subscription habits:

People who subscribe...

If the Guide doesn’t see any subscription patterns, the section may only be partially full or nonexistent. We’re still tweaking the algorithm, so don’t be surprised if something wild pops up once in a while.

This feature is going to improve a LOT once we get our channel ratings system in place. Paul, one of our awesome new devs, is rapidly enhancing the Miro Guide — stay tuned for more cool features.

Note: This feature utilizes completely anonymous statistics. Miro doesn’t send us information on your subscription or viewing habits.

3 Responses to “New Miro Guide Feature: People Who Subscribe…”

  1. Nicholas Reville says:

    More specifically on the issue of privacy: all we are looking at is what people click to subscribe to. We can’t see what you stay subscribed to or what you subscribe to outside of the Miro Guide. In the future, we may allow you to choose to provide more information so that we can give you better personalized recommendations, but the general principal will always be that your privacy comes first.

  2. leo says:

    Good work, and thanks for the new feature. However, I have one suggestion.

    This feature should somehow be incorporated into the page you see when you’re already subscribed to a channel. For example. I’m subscribed to The Burg. When I click on it in my sidebar, I see a list of episodes downloaded/available for download; I don’t see this new feature.

    As implemented, I can only benefit from this feature when browsing Miro Guide. I won’t be browsing Miro Guide for channels I’m already subscribed to.

    I hope I’m making myself clear.

  3. Dean Jansen says:


    I see what you’re saying — that’s totally valid. We won’t be able to add your idea for a while… we’re fixing bugs in the application until 1.0 (which is where this feature would go). So after 1.0, you might see something like this. Thanks for the suggestion.

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