Wednesday, November 01, 2006

We are listening to what you are listening !!



Yet another Google Labs release. Of course on Beta.

Google Trends was some application that was fed by our personalized search. Google stores the strings we search for. Google knows you were looking for ugly pictures of Mallika Sherawath.. or you were trying to look for the contact address of EDS when you were in IBM. It is not exactly like you are loosing privacy, but you are sharing it with Google (Whats the point ?). This helps Google find out how many people look for Mallika Sherawath (?!).

Thats all fine. But I didnt think that the Music Status in Google Talk would be another Data sucking hook.

Google Talk was released wit a new version, which allowed the user to show the Music he/she is listening to as the current status. Didnt do too much fun for Tamil users who were listening to the most popular music called "TRACK 1"!!

But now looks like those status messages are being stored and used for stats called the Google Music Trends.

Look out for India... Munbe Vaa is in the 15th position and New York Nagaram falls to 20th position. This would be more accurate if everyone start using Google Talk and enable the Music Status.

I just wonder abt something ! Do you think atleast one of the so many people listening to Munbe Vaa would have actually bought the original CD ?

5 comments:

indianangel said...

aana indha maadhiri status edukkardhunaala yaaruku laabam, addhudhaan ennoda maramandaikku puriyala!

Narayanan said...

I dont think it is 'so many people', it is the same set of people who put songs on repeat.

Me and my friends talked about this about couple of months back, then 'Raja ko Rani Se' was 4th and Bhangra Pale from Karan Arjun was 7th. How many people would be listening to a decade old song ? or someone pseudo-played it so many times to place it higher on the trend.

VenkatRangan said...

I think Google is running out of ideas to keep updating their list of tools or it may be to reach a point whereby, u cud say there is probably nothing in the world (even list of popular utensils)that U cannot get from google.

Karthikeyan Muthurajan said...

//I just wonder abt something ! Do you think atleast one of the so many people listening to Munbe Vaa would have actually bought the original CD ?//

Keerthi, good and a valid question..
now a days ppl are not buying CD or casette in the shops.. All songs are downloaded from net. Only in down south TN the ppl are going for casette shop to buy audio stuffs

Anonymous said...

You have a great vocab.. but you ALWAYS spell LOOSING instead of the correct term, LOSING. I have noticed this sometime earlier too.