A fun post by False 45th taking a look at the relative “mainstreamness” of prominent music bloggers using Last.fm data. (Note: I, Ed_X, am 4% more mainstream than False 45th. Yes, I am a sell out.) This widget allows Last.fm users to plug in their user names, then spits out some analysis of the results.
I find analysis of social media data – no matter how seemingly trivial – fascinating, and see it – from these little Last.fm widgets to whole networks based on info-crunching, like Visible Path – fast-emerging as media companies make the crucial connection between soc nets of today and the anticipation engines that will inevitably evolve out of them.