Inspectability and control in social recommenders

  title={Inspectability and control in social recommenders},
  author={Bart P. Knijnenburg and Svetlin Bostandjiev and John O'Donovan and Alfred Kobsa},
Users of social recommender systems may want to inspect and control how their social relationships influence the recommendations they receive, especially since recommendations of social recommenders are based on friends rather than anonymous "nearest neighbors". We performed an online user experiment (N=267) with a Facebook music recommender system that gives users control over the recommendations, and explains how they came about. The results show that inspectability and control indeed… CONTINUE READING
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