A place to gather your favorite books into one place can help parents and educators find great books for kids, as well as the best books for teens and tweens. Lingo flies all over the Internet to find the best learning sites and tools for kids, parents and educators alike – that’s why today’s site Lingo likes is whatshouldIreadnext.com. Here’s more about them from their website:
“WSIRN is the brainchild of writer/designer Andrew Chapman and marketing expert Paul Lenz at Thoughtplay Ltd. We started the site in 2005. We run it in our spare time, so be tolerant if we take a while to progress things! Like you, we’re book lovers, so we care very much about what the site does. Also in 2005, we launched Who should you vote for?, which helps people make voting decisions – we had a huge number of visitors for both the UK 2005 general election and US 2008 Presidential election, and between the big elections it always has a range of interesting political quizzes. We love creating interesting online projects that get real people involved. You can contact us via the Thoughtplay site if you have any feedback or ideas – we’d love to hear from you.
How does WSIRN work?
WSIRN produces recommendations based purely on collective taste: when books are entered into the same favorites list, they become associated with each other. The more often particular items appear on different lists, the stronger that association becomes. Purely and simply, WSIRN represents mass opinion about books. For the technically minded, this is a collaborative filtering system, using our own bespoke algorithm called ‘Incidence Bias Weighting’ and partly using association rules.”
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