The Sound Index

The Sound Index
technology
Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 19 may 2008

The Sound Index from the BBC is a ‘buzz’ index of bands and tracks that are being talked about on the web. Every six hours the Sound Index uses IBM’s Semantic Super Computing to crawl sites like Bebo, MySpace, Last.FM, iTunes, Google and YouTube to find out what people are writing about, listening to, watching, downloading and logging on to. From this, the site works out the most popular 1000 artists and tracks on the web. The site explains:

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