Post-MacWorld Keynote Roundup

6 01 2009

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Lots of Apple-related posts today. I wonder why.

I’m not going to dwell too much on today’s keynote—plenty of outlets pretty much have it covered.

I do want to point out The Daily Beast, which—with three separate Apple-related stories—definitely had its sights set on MacWorld and the big news coming out of San Francisco today.
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In By the Buzzer! 2008’s Top Songs

31 12 2008

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Best of lists are are always highly subjective, so I’m attempting a slightly more quantitative approach with mine. I created a smart playlist in iTunes that would filter for 2008 songs that had the highest play counts and received a five-star rating from me—basically answering the question, ‘Which 2008 songs did I enjoy the most and received the heaviest rotation?’

To correct for the inherent play count advantage songs released earlier in the year had on more recently released tracks, I took each songs’ play count and divided it by the amount of days it had been in my iTunes. My resulting Top 20 list shows the songs that have the highest average play count per days in iTunes.

So which songs did I enjoy most in 2008? Read the rest of this entry »