The 2011 South By Southwest festival has landed in Austin, TX and sndchck is there - well, actually none of us physically made it down this year but we’re watching your Tweets from a distance…
We’ve been working on some pretty awesome Twitter-related stuff for the festival and now we’re really excited to show it off!
1) SXSW playlists! Stay up on what everyone’s talking about at SXSW with sndchck! We’re processing every single tweet with the #sxsw hashtag and using that data to make awesome SXSW playlists based on what bands everyone’s talking about. At any time during the festival you can visit http://sndchck.com/sxsw to check out the most popular bands during the last hour, during the last 24 hours and for the entire festival to date.
These playlists also have charts showing a timeline of how often each band has been mentioned on Twitter with the #sxsw hashtag. These charts allow you to see the buzz each band has generated over time, and all the data is virtually real-time (to within ~20 seconds!).
Check out Talib Kweli spiking this morning:
2) Contribute! Tweeting a suggestion to @sndchck?? Add the #sxsw hashtag to get your favorite band trending!
3) SXSW in your playlists. If you’ve been listening to any bands on sndchck that are playing the festival, they’ll now have a clickable badge that will take you to the SXSW playlist page.
All these features make sndchck a great place to keep up with what’s hot in music at SXSW, whether you’re lucky enough to be in Austin this week or not. Check out the new pages and tell us what you think!
-The sndchck team