[Air-l] iTunes 7.0

Michael Zimmer michael.zimmer at nyu.edu
Mon Sep 18 06:37:08 PDT 2006

FWIW, there was some controversy earlier in the year about a new  
iTunes 6.0.2 feature called Mini Store that was (originally) turned  
on by default and sent data about your listening habits to Apple's  

Some info & links:

Not sure if Apple does/could/should use this data (if sent by users)  
to help improve their randomization algorithms...


Michael T. Zimmer
  Doctoral Candidate, Culture and Communication, New York University
  Student Fellow, Information Law Institute, NYU Law School
e: michael.zimmer at nyu.edu
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On Sep 17, 2006, at 5:00 PM, Stephanie Jo Kent wrote:

> Ok.  Here's the deal.  I'm really dumb about a lot of this stuff.  I
> just updated iTunes to 7.0.  Did a Party Shuffle.  I'm wondering about
> the "randomness factor".  Specifically, the chances that a sequence of
> several songs would fall into sync?
> I'm interested in qualitative answers as well as any quantitative
> results.  For instance, is there some snoop software that reads my
> measurable statistics in relation to online music?
> steph
> http://www.reflexivity.us
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