When Databases Attack! Netflix Personalization Vs. Simple Common Sense

It's clear that my NetFlix account is taking WAY too many liberties with what I see or don't see featured under their "New Releases" heading. In other words, I'm missing new releases unless I take the time to seek them out. After a few visits that left me scratching my head about obvious omissions and then finally taking two minutes to actually compare my percpetions and reality side by side, my greatest couch potato fears were realized. It was in fact true--of the top 10 rentals (for that week, via IMDB), only one appeared on my NetFlix New Releases home [...]