• @liminal@lemmy.ml
    3 years ago

    A service like letterboxd, myanimelist, and goodreads, that unifies all these mediums and more, into one single media tracking site with individual user profiles and off that, on the side, some social-networking. As of today, there’s no site for tracking ALL media, rather only many sites focused on a single medium, each with ad-hoc databases and different UI:

    • Film (IMDB, letterboxd)
    • Anime (myanimelist, anilist, kitsu)
    • Games (mobygames, glitchwave?)
    • Literature (goodreads, bookwyrm (federated!)
    • Music (rateyourmusic, …)

    If I’d just like to keep track of media I consume I can just keep one big offline spreadsheet, but what I enjoy of these services is the ability to make friends with similar tastes and being introduced to amazing art through personalized recommendations, that I otherwise would’ve never known about.

    Apart of being fragmented, most of the aforementioned available media tracking services sell user’s data and are proprietary. I guess I’d like to see something like bookwyrm, but with a larger scope than just books. Maybe integration with Wikidata is the only viable solution for the herculean scope of cataloguing every media release that ever existed. Not sure how this would turn out in practice, but Wikidata could benefit too, from having legions of people adding info on their favorite obscure shows.