2020
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"Know thyself" how personal music tastes shape the last.fm online social network

Guidotti R., Rossetti G.

Personal data model  Music  Online social network 

As Nietzsche once wrote "Without music, life would be a mistake" (Twilight of the Idols, 1889.). The music we listen to reflects our personality, our way to approach life. In order to enforce self-awareness, we devised a Personal Listening Data Model that allows for capturing individual music preferences and patterns of music consumption. We applied our model to 30k users of Last.Fm for which we collected both friendship ties and multiple listening. Starting from such rich data we performed an analysis whose final aim was twofold: (i) capture, and characterize, the individual dimension of music consumption in order to identify clusters of like-minded Last.Fm users; (ii) analyze if, and how, such clusters relate to the social structure expressed by the users in the service. Do there exist individuals having similar Personal Listening Data Models? If so, are they directly connected in the social graph or belong to the same community?.

Source: Formal Methods. FM 2019 International Workshops Porto, Portugal, October 7-11, 2019, Revised Selected Papers, Part I, edited by Sekerinski E. et al., pp. 146–161, 2020



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@inbook{oai:it.cnr:prodotti:439442,
	title = {"Know thyself" how personal music tastes shape the last.fm online social network},
	author = {Guidotti R. and Rossetti G.},
	doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-54994-7_11},
	booktitle = {Formal Methods. FM 2019 International Workshops Porto, Portugal, October 7-11, 2019, Revised Selected Papers, Part I, edited by Sekerinski E. et al., pp. 146–161, 2020},
	year = {2020}
}