IMDb.com with “Data is the next intel inside”

22 Mar

We couldn’t deny that data is important for web 2.0. “Data is the next intel inside” refers to valuable of data inside of the web application or it might be said that “infoware” is more significant than “software”.

It is time to introduce web 2.0 which based on topic “Data is the next intel inside” and focused on movie or on-screen entertainment like “MIDb.com”. This site will bring you massive of movies, series or TV shows information.

“IMDb.com (Internet Movie Database) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games and fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media” (wiki, 2011).

IMDb.com operates as a subsidiary of Amazon.com since 1998. IMDb.com owns the entertainment databases such as movies, series or TV shows information. Users can get the information of the movie from the site’s database and also the data is enhanced by ratings, reviews or comments from the users as well as a discussion forum that allow users to discuss everything about their favorite series/movies on IMDb.com forums.

Moreover, IMDb is a reader in movie website and that make some TV and Movies are dedicated information to IMDb.com(Russell, 2007) and IMDb has acquired 2 contribution, withoutabox and Box office mojo since 2008(wiki, 2011). These entire make IMDb.com provides comprehensive information to the users.

When looking at the similar site such as “Rotten Tomatoes” that also offers reviews and information about firms, IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes have provided different main sources of information. Main source of IMDb information is contributor submissions while Rotten Tomatoes from authors belonging to certified writing guilds or film criticism organizations (reComparison, 2011).

Another point is IMDb.com covers information about films, TV shows, Series, Games and production crew related information. Whereas, Rotten Tomatoes is only offer reviews, information, and news about films.

In conclusion, IMDb.com has varieable sources and the site is also popular among the entertainment fans. For this reason, IMDb.com is called as the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet (IMDb, 2011).

References:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/119465/website_review_imdbcom_internet_movie.html?cat=40 (accessed March 21, 2011)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Movie_Database#Message_boards (accesssed March 20,2011)
http://oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html?page=3 (accessed March 22, 2011)
http://www.imdb.com/ (accessed March 20, 2011)
http://recomparison.com/comparisons/100564/imdb-vs-rotten-tomatoes-which-is-better/(accessed March 23, 2011)

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5 Responses to “IMDb.com with “Data is the next intel inside””

  1. darkwaterhorses March 30, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Definitely love using imbd.com when finding more about actors and actresses, information on upcoming movies and digging up old movies that I love to catch up on. You mentioned the imbd.com site operates as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, took a quick look at the imbd.com website and I’ve noticed that Amazon.com has taken the marketing step to advertise their movies (through Amazon.com) when you select a movie to read about.

    • wanlaya April 2, 2011 at 2:12 am #

      I love to read movie review from imbd.com as well. Yes Amazon is bigger and bigger e-commerce. This is definatly benefitcial for amazon to advertise through imbd.com.

  2. Pond April 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    I saw this website before. This is definitely a good entertaining website. There are massive of movies and TV shows information.

    Good example of data the next “intel inside”

  3. Chai April 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    I think, this is an interesting web application because it updates movie and other entertainments to customers, so they can know the latest update and find the entertainments that you like.

  4. Wilson April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Because of your article, I also think that IMDb.com bring a lot of information from movies and TV programs. However, I believe the member’s data in this website is more valuable than others. By the scoring system, IMDb may easily to know their user preferences and viewing habits of these films.

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