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Glue: A Recommendation/social Networking Service

Glue is a recommendation service plus social networking tool developed by AdaptiveBlue. In a nutshell, Glue helps you find your favorite things. This includes things you may like, things Glue thinks you will like, and things you already liked but completely forgot about.

Glue can be accessed through its website getglue.com or through an add-on that is installed and added to the browser, making it available wherever you go on the web. 

There are three main parts of Glue: getting recommendations that you can like or dislike, finding people who share your interests and collecting stickers. On comparing it with Instagram you will several similarities among these online platforms. On the other hand, you need to learn how to get Instagram followers and improve your social circle which is completely different from Glue. Here in this article, we will discuss what makes this social media app unique. 

Getting recommendations that you can like or dislike

When you first create an account on Glue and start using it, you will be presented with a list of things that you can then rate by either saying you Like it or Dislike it. When you have rated enough items, Glue will create a stream of recommendations based on your feedback.

You can periodically view this stream to see updates to it, or you can search for things you would like to add to your Like list to refine the stream’s output.

When searching through items that you like, you can also aim to be a Guru of an item. This is a great honor since there is only one Guru per item. To be recognized as a Guru, you must be greatly passionate about an item. You can express this passion by visiting and commenting on the item’s page. There are no clear-cut ways to be Guru, but this would be a good starting place to try and attain that title.

Finding people who share your interests

Glue allows you to find friends who use Glue or other people who have similar interests as you. You can subscribe to these users. By doing so, you will be able to view the items that these users like. You can follow their streams and see where their interests lie. Their streams will mix with your stream, giving you a very dynamic list of items. No worries if you do not want to see this mix; there is an option to filter out other people’s streams from your own so that you only see your own stream.

Glue also gives you the option of commenting on the activity of others. This can help you keep in touch with those around you.

Collecting stickers

The glue will award you with stickers when you achieve something. For example, the Bootcamp sticker can be obtained when you complete the Glue Bootcamp, which is a sort of tutorial that will get you familiar with the main parts of Glue.

Other stickers can be obtained by rating a certain number of items in a certain category. This sticker system promotes the use of Glue, which can lead to you finding more things that you like.

There are a great number of categories that Glue sorts items into. These categories include:

  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Movie Stars
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Recording Artists
  • Restaurants
  • Topics
  • TV Shows
  • Video Games
  • Wines

You can filter your stream based on these categories or search for items in these specific categories.

Glue has a host of supported sites that the browser add-on works with. These sites include, but are not limited to:

  • ABC
  • Amazon
  • Answers
  • Barnes  amp; Noble
  • Best Buy
  • Bing
  • Blockbuster
  • Borders
  • Britannica
  • CBS
  • Discovery
  • eBay
  • E! Online
  • EBooks
  • Expedia
  • Fandango
  • Flixster
  • HBO
  • Hollywood.com
  • Hulu
  • iLike
  • imeem
  • IMDB
  • Last.fm
  • Metacritic
  • MSN
  • MTV
  • NBC
  • Netflix
  • NY Magazine
  • Pandora
  • Rhapsody
  • Rolling Stone
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • VH1
  • Walmart
  • Wikipedia
  • Wine.com
  • Yahoo
  • Yelp
  • YouTube

Each site listed works with at least one category in Glue. Some only work with movies, some only work with books. Some work with multiple categories. If you are unsure of whether the site you use is supported, just install the Glue browser add-on and visit your favorite sites to see if they work with the add-on. If the site you want is not supported, you can suggest it to Glue to get it added to the list of supported sites.

When you find yourself liking something that you really don’t like, or maybe you find yourself no longer liking something, Glue gives you the option of removing any connection with that item to make your stream up-to-date with your tastes.

Glue also lets you connect your Glue account with other social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, so you can send constant updates to your friends and family about your newest favorite interests.

With its multi-purpose service, Glue is great for those looking to find their favorite things as well as people who like their favorite things.

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David Robson

David Robson is the founder of Complus Alliance. He has been writing about different topics for almost 10 years. He’s main focus is delivering quality insights to a wide array of audience.