Re: [NTLK] Newton OS group on AudioScrobbler

From: David Abramowitz (
Date: Fri Jul 08 2005 - 11:06:35 PDT

On Jul 8, 2005, at 1:35 PM, Victor Rehorst wrote:
> "Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a
> plugin for your
> media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of
> every song
> you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical
> profile with
> the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this
> site which
> shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches
> you to
> people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised
> recommendations."

There's a similar program called Indy (, it works
like this: you install the program (Windows, Mac, Linux), the hit
"Play". It downloads some songs to your machine (all unsigned
independent and free). Then you rank them 1 to 5 stars. It learns
what you like eventually and starts sending you recommendations, ala
collaborative filtering - learns what you like in relation to other
Indy users. The nice thing is, when you find something you like, you
get to keep it.

  - Dave

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