Google announced today that they have struck a deal with Billboard and Nielsen to play a role in the calculation of their weekly music charts.
A little while back, I questioned whether a social TV platform like GetGlue could someday replace the traditional Nielsen ratings system.
The jury is still out on the future of TV ratings, but GetGlue is dabbling in the social TV analytics world more and more. Their latest offering is a pretty interesting infographic that shows the top social tv shows (based on check-in), broken down in various categories.
Here is an interesting read from Econsultancy about how digital music sales has surpassed physical music sales in 2011. Nielsen and Billboard teamed up for the report that showed 50.3% of all music sales to be digital.
After seeing the Facebook and Twitter check-ins for months, I had a little free time the other night and decided to try out GetGlue.
For those of you that don’t know, GetGlue is a web/mobile social media app that allows you to check-in to a bunch of things- TV shows/movies you are listening to, a book you are reading, music you are listening to, a topic you are thinking about, etc. It is basically foursquare for everything but location.