Developer/musician Paul Barrett (aka echodeck) has created pop.ularity a nifty web-based music quiz based on last.fm and the Echo Nest APIs. In the quiz you try to guess which band is hotter on the web. The quiz uses Last.fm plays, Last.fm listeners, Echo Nest Hottttnesss and Echo Nest familiarity to measure popularity for each band.
It’s a fun game – give it a whirl! http://pop.ularity.co.uk/
#1 by Norman Casagrande on April 9, 2010 - 3:36 pm
Something is odd. I got “Iron & Wine” with 1,694 last.fm listeners (instead of 1,070,535).
#2 by echodeck on April 9, 2010 - 10:25 pm
Paul – I’m glad you like the site, it was great fun to work on. I appreciate you getting the word out.
Norman – Thanks for the heads up on this, bit of a noob error in my code but it should be in full working order now.
#3 by James Brunskill on April 12, 2010 - 1:14 am
Interesting. I got 12 out of 13 for the ‘brit pop’ category, but I only recognised 1 name – coldplay. Perhaps there is some intrinsitic populatrity to name mapping?