September 15th, 2014
I really like this new idea! It reminds me of the way trending videos around the country were shown on a map (the video on salon about Viegas). This takes this to a whole new level though, because by not showing the name of the song as well, it makes the song feel unique to that region and lets you get a better feel of the culture of that particular geographic location.
One point you might want to think about is to what extent can a person zoom in on a map. If you zoom in too much, you might get a pretty small geographic locale and the song that plays might not be representative of that area as a whole, as the demographic is much smaller. So you would want to carefully decide what limit to place on the zoom function.
I really like this idea, because I use a lot of programs like pandora and spotify discover that help me find new music. However, one of the times I find most frustrating is when I hear a song I like at a concert or on a commercial and I can't find the name of the song to listen to later. While I really like the initial idea of playing a track without displaying the name, I think after its over, there should be an option of asking for the name or artist of the track, so that person can go listen to that song or other songs by that artist later.
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