TasteMetrics

Posted by Dyske Suematsu | Fri Sep 28th 2007 6:17 p.m.

Hi All,

I have a new project that I would like you to check out and try out if you have nothing better to do. It's a web-based program that compares your own personal taste to those of others. There is no accounting for taste, but it's pretty clear when someone has a very different or a very similar taste from you. And this difference or similarity stays relatively consistent and predictable. So, I wanted to measure the degrees of differences and similarities. This is something I started back in 2001. I originally created it as a stand-alone application but now I put it on the web so anyone can use it to measure their differences to others, or to a specific person they know (assuming that both take the same survey.). Once you take a survey, it will tell you how similar or different you are from everyone else who took the survey. If you ask your friends to take the same survey, you would be able to compare yourself one-to-one with them. Here is the URL:

http://www.tastemetrics.com

If you have any comments, suggestions, feedback, or criticism, I would appreciate them.

Thank you.
Dyske
  • Vijay Pattisapu | Fri Sep 28th 2007 6:58 p.m.
    About the album cover art survey: I found it difficult, when I did
    know the band, to separate my opinion of the band and its music from
    the cover art, and even when I did not know the band, to separate my
    opinion of what the music probably sounds like from the art.

    The second experience is interesting. Why don't you poll what kind of
    music people would expect vis-a-vis album covers? Or match soundbytes
    to album covers? Or use soundbytes that are from different albums than
    the covers, so that it's not about "getting it right"?

    Vijay

    On 28/09/2007, Dyske Suematsu <dyske@dyske.com> wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I have a new project that I would like you to check out and try out if you have nothing better to do. It's a web-based program that compares your own personal taste to those of others. There is no accounting for taste, but it's pretty clear when someone has a very different or a very similar taste from you. And this difference or similarity stays relatively consistent and predictable. So, I wanted to measure the degrees of differences and similarities. This is something I started back in 2001. I originally created it as a stand-alone application but now I put it on the web so anyone can use it to measure their differences to others, or to a specific person they know (assuming that both take the same survey.). Once you take a survey, it will tell you how similar or different you are from everyone else who took the survey. If you ask your friends to take the same survey, you would be able to compare yourself one-to-one with them. Here is the URL:
    >
    > http://www.tastemetrics.com
    >
    > If you have any comments, suggestions, feedback, or criticism, I would appreciate them.
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Dyske
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