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Netflix Announces A Big Change

03/20/2017 at 8:01 | Posted by jknight
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 02:  A smart phone sits on display during the launch event for Netflix service in Japan at SoftBank Ginza store on September 2, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Netflix Inc. partnered with Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. for the Japan launch of its video-streaming service on September 2, 2015.  (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
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In April, Netflix memebers will notice that user reviews will change the way it works. So instead of rating movies and shows on a one to five star scale, you’ll use a “thumbs up”  or “thumbs down.”
It kind of reminds me of a Pandora system where f you choose “thumbs up,” Netflix will search for similar suggestions, while a “thumbs down” will  do the opposite.  The crappy news is that with the new system there’s no actual middle ground to vote on.
The only positive thing we could come away with is that by ending the stars system means could equal what’s suggested to you will not rely as much on other members opinions. This could stop trolls, who may want to completely crush a movie with multiple one-star review.
So there are two weeks left with stars — then it’s only thumbs.