Last.fm Was the Only Music Social Network That Made Sense

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Last.fm was born shortly after the start of the millennium as the union of two projects. The first was an idea by Richard Jones, an Englishman who developed, for his Bachelor’s thesis in Computer Science, a project called Audioscrobbler: A plug-in that tracked all the songs you listened to on your computer once installed. The information gathered-the songs scrobbled- was then uploaded to an online database, one that users of the service could access and create a library of their personal listening history, which they could then compare with that of other users. read more at vice.com

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