3FM’s Serious Talent Chart — Let Social Media Be the Judge

3Fm's Serious Talent Chart

A few weeks a week ago, a Dutch radio station (3FM) launched a new chart, called the Serious Talent Chart.

What is rather unique about this chart is that it ranks talent based only on social media coverage including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Hyves and Last.fm and it does not only support things such as sales or airplay.

What they do is simple: They track things such as how many times a video has been played on YouTube or how many comments or friends a band has using technology from Tribe Monitor, a webservice of the Dutch New Music Labs.

For many starting artists and bands, the internet is a great starting point of their careers. The Serious Talent Chart is the perfect place for them to do so!

For more information, you can read the translated post about this chart here.

Otherwise, I would like to pick your brains by asking you some questions: What you think of this idea? Do you think it will work? And what problems do you think it will face in the future?

Looking forward to your comments and insights down below…

TechCrunch vs. Mashable Review – Part 1: Mixed Stats, Interface & Reviews!

If I were to ask you: Where do you usually go when looking to read web focused news and social media related stories and tips? The answer would probably be one of three: Mashable, TechCrunch or both!

Just by taking a quick and uneducated look at the graph below, it is easy to clearly assess how TechCrunch and Mashable have been head-to-head on competition for the last year (and more).

Mashable vs. TechCrunch on Compete

But the above figures are available for all and it is not a secret to anyone that those two sites are rough to crack opponents when it comes to dealing with each other! Therefore, I invite you to stay tuned with us while we compare and contrast Mashable and TechCrunch from every possible aspect such as stats, interfaces, content, mistakes and more in a 2 parts review.

Mashable vs. TechCrunch – The Reviews:

Mashable’s Profile:

Founded in July 2005, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Networking news. With more than 5 million monthly page views, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what’s new on the web.”.

It’s informative and important for our keeping up with the ongoing changes in networking innovations. its good to be part of the discussion“. By humanette

Great resource for what’s happening in social media“. By Jeremy Jaramillo

Very good site. Lots of news about social media. High refresh rate“. By Casper Maltha

TechCrunch’s Profile:

“It all started on July 15 2005 when founder Michael Arrington opened TechCrunch for the first time. His goal with the blog was to be dedicated about profiling and reviewing companies and internet products. By the time the site turned one year, they had 883 posts, 23,713 comments and 65,00 RSS and email subscribers. They also had 3 other partner sites in their network and have had seven guest post writers and he already hired a co-writer to help him, Marshall Kirkpatrick”.

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