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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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