Follow other users and be notified of their ratings and other activities on IMDb

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If we just can add our friends like facebook and share our movies and ratings together I think it would be more fun and useful :) And also we can compare our rating history and that would be very good for users :)
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Good idea :)
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Alireza

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thanks :)
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abbyb

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I'd like it if friends could search my lists with Advanced Title Search. That's be cool.
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Yes, adding more social features to IMDB could help people find more films, which has to help IMDB's sister sites like Amazon and LoveFilm.
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As witnessed by the recent addition of more user-specific improvements (profile pages, badges, voting compatibility/comparisons) we are definitely putting more emphasis on social features. I don't really know if a 'friends' feature is being planned at this point, but it's definitely one of many things being considered.
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Manthos Papatsiou

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pretty please?

and if I can add a point, it'd also be great to link your Watchlist with a friend's when trying to pick what to watch, in order to see what movies you're both eager to watch and decide easier.
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Nice, Manthos..great idea!
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Carlos Andres Martinez

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Is there some advance on this? Another one thread to follow?
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Will Trouble 1/2

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rottentomatoes does it quite efficientily (even if clearly the website structure is quite poor), comparing movie ratings with friends and make it easier to keep track of who's watched what and if he liked it would be an extremely popular feature
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With Facebook one can "like" a page and see how many of his / her friends liked that page too. Also, one could make suggestions for other movies / pages that your friends "like" too. This is a great way to discover other movies in the same area of interest as your friends. Of course, in the IMDB website this feature would provide the same kind of functionality provided from the "People who liked this also liked..." "IMDB community" information block. But within Facebook it would add something usefull because it provides information within another social "Personal friends" context.

So +1 for this idea
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Billy Stewart

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Is it also time to "link and share" with Google+ and not only FB.
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Satya B Sarmah

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i agree with the views above,flixster has a feature called movie compatibility by which one can compare movie ratings with friends.that way we can know with whom we share similar tastes.if such a feature is introduced in imdb it wud be great.
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"Adding Friends to IMDB Account - Original post added 5 months ago"

Dear IMDB, Please make this happen :D Your website will benefit so greatly with this :D
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Nick C

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I can see the option to add someone as a friend, but it's not working!
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IMDb has an "adding friends" option but the person you added wouldn't know if you were on his/her friends list, its more of a watchlist than anything else i.e, you can use it to find the user profile of someone you follow and also find out if there were active recently and just a slightly faster way to send private messages...they should rename it to "People I follow who don't really know who I'am"

I generally use it to add people who may be known movie stars and to see if they have been active recently..
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Marcos Milton Castro

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Yeah, for me it works like a "follow" button.
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Adnan Pasha

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This is a great initiative, IMDB should consider it.
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Dheeraj Shetty

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One of the must features for IMDb.
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Pseudos

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I thought this was a feature already, until today that I wanted to add a friend.
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You can add people as your friends, there is just currently no extra functionality.
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vhavnal

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It acts more like a "follow" than a "friend" except the only thing you follow is when they were last active ;)
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Nicolas Xray

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yeah,they should add this feature along with others.good call bud....
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Federico Trossero

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Totally agreed.
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Achraj Nanda

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Yes this is a great idea , so that people could easily socialize and chat with the people of same taste.
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Sven Schröder

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I like the idea of a simple friend list or even a way to create groups as long as I'm in control over how much this will affect me. I don't want it to be similar to something like youtube (activity feeds in groups ok but not on my frontpage ;)
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Yes, adding more social features to IMDB could help people find more films, which has to help IMDB's sister sites like Amazon and LoveFilm.
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yeah highly recommended
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Goodreads might be a good model for how this could work. On that site, your home page has a Facebook-like news feed of updates from your friends: titles they recently rated, or want to read (i.e. Watchlist). An awesome way to make the site more social. Also I'd rather only share my ratings with friends I've added and not with the general public.
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Ray

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I like the Goodreads comparison. I would like to be able to click on a movie and indicate that I've seen it, or want to see it, and provide a rating or comment.

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Mariana

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Yes this does need to happen!
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Anders Poulsen

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This is a really good suggestion!

Although I think the twitter way with "follow" is better fit.  

I would like to follow people to get updaters on ther reviews and lists. Though they might not have

the same wish to follow my updater. Hence I think "follow" is more appropriate then "friend". 

Any news on this ? 
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Anton Johansson

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I simply cannot believe that IMDb hasn't implemented a friends system yet. It a absolute hoot to see your friends ratings on goodreads (IMDb for books) for example. A feature where you can see your friends ratings on a movie should be top priority.