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Siduhe
2007-05-30, 04:39
Much anticipated, but looks like it's finally happened...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6701863.stm

Good to see that Felix and RJ will still be around for a while though.

nathanroberts1
2007-05-30, 06:32
Good for them. I'm not at all interested in MySpace and the like, but last.fm is superb. They deserve success, and I'm sure that if the present team stays in control they won't allow it to become a compromised corporate tool.

bklaas
2007-05-30, 07:32
Good for them. I'm not at all interested in MySpace and the like, but last.fm is superb. They deserve success, and I'm sure that if the present team stays in control they won't allow it to become a compromised corporate tool.

s/MySpace/iPod/g
s/last\.fm/slimdevices/g
s/CBS/Logitech/g

a little Perl humor on this (possibly very sad) news. I've been posting to Last.FM for more than 4 years, more than 30,000 tracks now. Everything I own posts to it...my Squeezeboxen post to it, Amarok posts to it, etc. I'd be really bummed if CBS screwed it up.

there's so much cool stuff to be done with this kind of data too...for example, top 25 artists listened to over the last year:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/mcstayinskool/previous_year_top25.png

sigh,
#!/ben

Marc Sherman
2007-05-30, 07:34
nathanroberts1 wrote:
> Good for them. I'm not at all interested in MySpace and the like, but
> last.fm is superb. They deserve success, and I'm sure that if the
> present team stays in control they won't allow it to become a
> compromised corporate tool.

Yeah, until they go and change the logo. :)

- Marc

Siduhe
2007-05-30, 09:28
there's so much cool stuff to be done with this kind of data too...

I am particularly enjoying this (http://mainstream.vincentahrend.com/) at the moment...

nicketynick
2007-05-30, 09:54
I am particularly enjoying this (http://mainstream.vincentahrend.com/) at the moment...

Hey, that's cool.... I'm at 20% mainstreamness - didn't realize I was so 'weird'!
It would be neat to get a rolling mainstreamness chart, to see how my weirdness varies!

chiphart
2007-05-30, 15:36
nicketynick wrote:
> Hey, that's cool.... I'm at 20% mainstreamness - didn't realize I was
> so 'weird'!

When I ran this for the music my family listens to on the slim
at home, I think there were only 2 artists >20%. If you listen
to enough kids music, for example, you end up at 4.8%. :-)

My personal choices clocked in at 8.6%.

Cool find.

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