Virality Yep, It’s Totally Viral. But Is This ‘Alive Web’ Burning Users Out?

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“The graph plotting the @mentions of over time just has a classic hockey stick shape to it,” Doug Williams, biz dev at Twitter, tweeted at TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsias regarding the site. is a browser-based and soon-to-be mobile app that’s basically a radio station where a few users “DJ” while other listeners vote on song choices and talk in a chat room sidebar.

“Screenshots or it didn’t happen,” Ms. Tsotsias responded.

Mr. Williams declined to give out the stats, of course. But we ran a semantic tweet analysis using the social media analytics tool ViralHeat and found some fun stuff from the past week: Read More

Summer Jamz Staffing up, Plans to Track Your Awesome


The folks at addictive music service are struggling right now just to keep the site up and running as its viral growth continues to surge. But co-founder Billy Chasen sent out an email last night with a few interesting updates.

One of the more addictive features on the service is the ability to follow a DJ and be alerted whenever they hit the decks. But so far there is no way to keep track of the songs you discover  and award points to for being awesome.

“We have a lot of exciting features on our roadmap, so expect to see new things getting rolled out over the next few weeks,” wrote Chasen. “Our biggest request right now are for multiple queues and tracking what you awesome. We are already logging everything you awesome, so you’ll see them soon.” Read More