In the recent past there have been very many heated discussions on the utility of the current Rating system. This made us look into the Rating stats and this is what we discovered :
A staggering 91% of the votes are 5 stars. Close to 7% of the votes are 1 star. Which makes the rest almost negligible.
So what does this indicate? A majority of the users are prompted to rate a song when they are either ‘Wow’ed by it or when they don’t like it at all. A bad song for most part prompts indifference. Thus the current Rating system does not serve anything nobler than letting listeners convey if they like a song or not.
Hence, we are retiring the ‘Rating’ feature in the To-be-released Muziboo version and replacing it with the ‘Like / Thumbs Up’ feature similar to the one in Facebook. The point to note is that there would be no ‘Thumbs Down’ considering the imbalance we see in the 91-7 split. We believe, this system will be more effective in declaring ones love for a song.
In the new version, all votes with ratings 4 and above will be converted to ‘Likes’ and displayed in the song page.
Here is the link to the original post in Muziboo Lounge
Prateek and I are proud to announce the sweet victory we had in the Facebook Developer Contest.
Muziboo won the 1st place which involves a high-profile mention in Facebook and a handy prize money of $4000 for the team.
I am glad to give you the link for the announcement
Needless to mention, this achievement would not have been possible without all the support and good wishes from everyone of you. Thanks to you all!
We are eagerly awaiting the promising press-release(s) assured by Facebook’s International team. After being in the businesss for 2 years, this achivement now comes as a shot in the arm for us to continue our service with the same levels of enthusiasm and dedication. On this occassion, I would like to make a mention about our forthcoming release incorporating design and feature updates that are being implemented using valuable inputs received from fellow Muzibians over the last few months. I am sure you will enjoy continuing this exciting journey with Muziboo.
Please click here to view user comments on this announcement.
Muzibians!!! Another sweet mile-stone in our exciting quest to bring musicians and music criti’cians together. Muziboo reaches 1 Million page views per month on site – that is, people see that many pages from Muziboo every month (as distinguished from our 2 Million widget views off site). And to give a comparative understanding, as of the same time last year, we had 175K page views per month on site. Hurrraaaaayyyyy!!!! Our Muzibian caravan keeps getting longer