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Last.fm tool: Create your personal Last.fm user tag cloud

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A musical user tag cloud is a textual depiction of one's listening habits, here based on musical social networking service Last.fm. The weight of a tag in the cloud is determined by the play counts of top artists in the user's profile, and the top tags for those artists, labeled as such by the Last.fm community.


Inclusion of these tag clouds in a user's profile increases the readability, since now it is often unclear what musical genres a user is listening to. Provided with a tag cloud, a visitor gets a quick overview of the user's musical preferences. Last.fm should consider putting tag clouds in user profile pages!


Want to learn more? Here's a preliminary data mining analysis to explore the structure of musical profiles and genres in a large sample of Last.fm users.


I have created other scripts, so you can compare your profile with that of other users, generate a cloud of recommended artists or compute your eclectic score.

Create your tag cloud!

With the form below, you can generate your personal tag cloud. The tag cloud can be based on your overall top artists, or the weekly top artists in your profile.


Username
Based on top 50 artists
Ignore tags e.g., "electronic, electronica, seen live"

Please be patient, the script may require up to a full minute to process your request. The script needs to download and analyze your profile and your top 50 artists. Last.fm policy states that we can only make 1 database query per second, and the script's worst case scenario requires 51 requests. Caching is used to lower the load on user, group (cache = 10 minutes) and artist (cache = 1 week) database requests. The resulting tag cloud may vary in size, depending on the diversity of musical genres you have scrobbled. The results may change on a weekly basis, as the profiles depend on last week's statistics.


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