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Article • October 25, 2013

Soundwave

See What People Are Listening to with Soundwave

Joe Fox, the bookshop magnate Tom Hanks played in 1998’s You’ve Got Mail, once infamously said, “I could never be with someone who likes Joni Mitchell.”

He has since gone out of business.

If you have similarly proscriptive musical tastes, or just want to get a sense of what people around you are listening to, you’ll likely dig Soundwave, a new app for the iPhone and Android that shares its users listening activity in real time.

Now some folks may be saying, “Wait, isn’t that what Last.fm does?” While both services tabulate a user’s listening history in real time, Soundwave adds a map you can use to trace out the areas you want data on. Interested in hearing what people in Austin, Williamsburg, or The Mission are listening to? Soundwave fills you in.

Let’s just hope, for Fox’s sake, it’s not Joni Mitchell.