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Chris Cardell

Facebook Holiday Matchmaker

It feels like just about everyone has Facebook, a lot of your information goes into Facebook (if you have Facebook of course). Halifax’s new Facebook application attempts to accumulate that data to find out where in the world you should visit. The Halifax Holiday Matchmaker looks through your profile and suggests a location based on the infromation given to it along with a percentage match. Along with this information comes more detailed information on the main attractions, it works best if you agree with the dececision it’s made.

It gave me an 85% match with Phuket along with a short description,

“Being a chilled out guy, you’ll love nothing more than hanging out in the paradise that is Phuket with your partner. Your interest in international cuisine will make Phuket your perfect holiday destination.

To make your holiday extra special we have analysed your profile, your relationships, your friends, hobbies, interests, the books you read, the town you grew up in and even the places you’ve visited in the past. We have now created for you a tailor-made travel itinerary of perfectly matched things for you to see and do while you kick back at your ideal holiday destination.”

It then says below “AFTER ALL, YOU DID SEEM TO ENJOY YOUR STAY IN THAILAND!”, along with pictures from my Thailand album. It then offers useful information like how much a stamp and taxi ride are.

It’s quite interesting to see what it comes up with, but a little strange it came up with somewhere it already knew I had been to. It’s definitely worth a look. You can find the Halifax Holiday Matchmaker here.

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