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What do you like to watch on Netflix? Maybe you’re a fan of Canadian independent road trip movies. Or maybe you like tearjerkers from the 1970s. Maybe you didn’t even know that until Netflix suggested them to you. Based on what you watch, Netflix makes a list of other shows and movies you might be into, kinda like Pandora. Whichever genre you like best, the fact is, they get pretty specific. So how does Netflix decide what *we* want to watch? We spoke to Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, about how Netflix may have solved the mystery of “what to watch next.”

Netflix Knows What You Like More Than You Do

What do you like to watch on Netflix? Maybe you’re a fan of Canadian independent road trip movies. Or maybe you like tearjerkers from the 1970s. Maybe you didn’t even know that until Netflix suggested them to you. Based on what you watch, Netflix makes a list of other shows and movies you might be into, kinda like Pandora. Whichever genre you like best, the fact is, they get pretty specific. So how does Netflix decide what *we* want to watch? We spoke to Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, about how Netflix may have solved the mystery of “what to watch next.”

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