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Remember way back in the day when YouTube videos switched from a five-star rating system to a like/dislike one? Now Netflix says it’s making the same change. According to The Verge, Todd Yellin, Netflix’s Vice president of product, said in a press briefing that “five stars feels very yesterday now.” You might’ve already seen the thumbs up option; Netflix says it’s been testing it since 2006, and saw over 200 percent more ratings with the simpler system. More data means better recommendations, and better recommendations increases your chance of watching more Netflix videos. Another feature you might’ve already seen is a…



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Netflix is changing its star ratings to a thumbs up/down system


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Remember way back in the day when YouTube videos switched from a five-star rating system to a like/dislike one? Now Netflix says it’s making the same change. According to The Verge, Todd Yellin, Netflix’s Vice president of product, said in a press briefing that “five stars feels very yesterday now.” You might’ve already seen the thumbs up option; Netflix says it’s been testing it since 2006, and saw over 200 percent more ratings with the simpler system. More data means better recommendations, and better recommendations increases your chance of watching more Netflix videos. Another feature you might’ve already seen is a…



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