[mythtv-users] Guide Idea - Would You Trade Viewing Statistics (Privacy) for Guide Data?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 17:15:09 UTC 2007

On 6/30/07, Michael George <mgeorge3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I've been reading the threads on zap2it pulling it's guide data due to
> alleged "abuse".  I am not sure how you can abuse XML guide data, but I am
> sure that MythTV now has a significant install base which may be on the
> radar of companies that produce Living Room-Media Centers boxes.   I have
> been wondering what do we as MythTV users (collectively) have of value that
> we could trade for guide data?  I was cleaning this weekend and I found a
> savings bond that I received from Nielsen ratings for participation on their
> viewing board.
> Yes! viewing statistics are worth money and companies will pay for this
> information.
I think this could work if we had no way of removing commercials since
the biggest reason for the networks to know how many people are
watching a show is to use that info to leverage advertisers to pay
more per commercial.


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