We've all been there—spending hours in front of the TV, getting lost clicking through hundreds of channels, just to realize that you haven't really watched anything at all. The best way to stay out of the TV weeds is to get recommendations from your friends, who can help answer the age-old question, "What's on tonight?"
Today, we're announcing a partnership with Clicker, an Internet television guide, to help you instantly discover new shows based on what you and your friends have liked on Facebook and other websites. Now you can spend less... time channel surfing and more time socializing—no remotes, listings or passwords required.
When you first arrive at Clicker, you'll see TV recommendations based on the shows you've added to your Facebook profile and the shows your friends like. For example, if five of your friends like "Glee," it could be surfaced as a show you might also enjoy.
The more TV shows you like on Facebook and other websites with the Like button, the better your recommendations will get on Clicker. As you take more actions on the site, such as clicking the Like button or Clicker's own "Love it," "Don't" or "Watching" buttons, your recommendations will become stronger.
When you find shows that interest you, click through to watch them on the websites that host the content. You'll also have the option to share them with your friends on Facebook by leaving a comment or clicking the Like button.
Clicker joins our other instant personalization partners, which use the public parts of your profile and your list of friends to tailor your experience on partner websites just for you. Learn more about instant personalization.
Matt Kelly, a partner engineer at Facebook, is wondering how many TV references you caught in this blog post.