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A leading music recommendation and Internet radio service from Ltd. ( Advertiser supported, lets users create their own radio stations by selecting a favorite artist and voting their likes and dislikes. The more users vote their preference, the more fine tunes subsequent recommendations for that station. is also available for the iPhone.

Scrobbling (Collaborative Filtering) uses collaborative filtering to make song recommendations based on the preferences of millions of users in its "Audioscrobbler" database ("those-who-like-this-also-like-that"). In order to fine tune the user's profile and add to the database, encourages users to upload their music titles whenever they listen to songs on their computers or iPods. Called "scrobbling," there is a raft of plug-ins and software that enable users to scrobble the music they play, even including the songs played from Pandora radio stations. See Spotify, Pandora, music recommendation service and music search.
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Sites like Audio Scrobbler (later merged with Last.fro), Music Mobs, MOG, and MyStrands started tracking what people were listening to on their computers to tacitly indicate interest, and to automatically generate social-based recommendations with little to no prior information required from the user.
Although the premise is familiar, Hartley creates some cool new creatures such as Scrobblers who ride on motorbikes; Gnashers who have many teeth but no eyes; and Flittercrakes who fly like bats.