Miso and getglue vs. trakt.tv
My main question is : Why use Miso, Getglue or any other kind of “check in” service when you have trakt.tv that makes the same but with tons of more features?
You can scrobble what You watch on you computer and make it the real last.fm for movies; you can use it to share what you love or hate with personal lists; You can use it to keep track of all the movies and Tv Show episodes that you see with a unique way to keep track of your progress so you never miss a show again ; You can build your wishlist and on top of that is has many great statistics that we all Love ( ever wondered how many episodes you saw in your live? how many hours in total you wasted looking at your screen?)! ; You can build your own daily diary of what you see on your TV, when you go out with your friends to the cinema or on your PC... All of this with all the info you need for Movies and TV shows with an endless database...
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Srobbles - automated from media centers, this is the easiest way to track what you’re watching since its automatic and in the background, This is the main use case if possible on your end.
Checkins - main use case if it you are watching live tv, a movie in the theater, at a friends house, etc. If you are away from your media center basically. We’re not quite ready to formally announce this yet, but apps like SeriesGuide support tv checkins so far. If you don’t have a media center, checkins also make a lot of sense there.
Seen - this is for back filling in what you’ve previously watched. It’s also been used like a “checkin” before we had the checkin type.
trakt helps keep a record of what TV shows and movies you are watching. Based on your favorites, trakt recommends additional shows and movies you’ll enjoy!
trakt is a TV show and movie recommendation service. We’re different than other sites since we automatically keep a record of what you are watching and don’t rely on manual check ins. We are a social platform with a strong community emphasis. Just browse around the site and you’ll see how the community drives the content. Everything from trending shows and movies to personal recommendations are directly influenced by the trakt community.
trakt is also a great way to keep a comprehensive history of all tv shows and movies you have watched. Use one of our supported media center plugins and start sending us this data automatically. Once it’s setup, we’ll keep tracking your history effortlessly in the background. Fill in shows and movies you’ve watched prior to trakt using the website or API.
Share your trakt profile with your friends and family so they know what you are watching and can easily check out your media library. Even easier, connect your facebook, twitter, and tumblr accounts to have trakt automatically share updates on your behalf. We also provide several widgets that you can use on your forum signature or on your blog. And if that still isn’t enough, we provide a very robust API so go nuts and create your own mash ups!”
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Because it's popular, tons of my friends are using GetGlue and i just found the trakt today never heard of it before.
Of course i instantly signed up when i saw it can actually scrobb without checking in but it's not very useful when you don't have friends to show and comment to each other. Than it's not exactly social media.
As from what I'm seeing, hopefull it will get there in time.
PS: If trakt will be connected to other services like GetGlue with a @trakt mention maybe, i believe it will turn to nice way of stealing of users.