Monday, February 15, 2010

From The Playground

Image representing as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase is a popular Internet radio site for music, founded in 2002. Using a music recommendation system called "Audioscrobbler", builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the songs the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices.

The ‘Playground‘, is an experimental section of the site similar to Google’s Labs. Martin Bryant UK Editor, The Next Web reports that a new Scrobbling Timeline has just been launched that is open to everyone -
The graph shows exactly how many songs you have listened to throughout your membership of the service, picking out key milestones like your 5000th track or your 10,000th.

You can compare your graph with that of your friends and a ‘cumulative’ mode shows how quickly you’re adding to your overall total of songs listened to. is an impressive service and I have wrote several times about the benefits available to users. I rate being able to discover new and exciting artists and the event recommendations have provided many memorable nights recently. As Martin states in the post are sitting on a lot of interesting listening data and I hope we see further innovations like this graph!

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