How do I get last.fm tracks to show up on my profile? February 25, 2009 6:55 PM   Subscribe

What's the secret to getting last.fm played tracks to show up on my profile?

I've checked out this thread and added my information and made sure that information was public, but I still don't see tracks on my profile several hours after I did all the right things. Is there a way to debug this, or am I missing something?
posted by arimathea to Feature Requests at 6:55 PM (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Unlike Flickr, the last.fm tracklist doesn't automatically show up as soon as you add a last.fm username to your profile. We have a script that hits last.fm periodically and grabs tracks by members. It's probably just taking the script a while to hit your public feed. There are thousands of members to check, and everyone is shuffled randomly. Once it grabs a few of your recent tracks the information will show up on your profile page.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:58 PM on February 25, 2009


Thanks, pb, for the insight - I didn't see that in the other threads. Maybe a FAQ add?
posted by arimathea at 7:02 PM on February 25, 2009


Sure, added this: "Adding a Flickr, Last.fm, or Twitter username to your profile will add a widget with your recent activity from those sites to your profile page. Keep in mind that it might take some time for MetaFilter to gather your latest information from those sites before the widget appears on your page."
posted by pb (staff) at 7:14 PM on February 25, 2009


Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince? Nice, arimathea.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:31 PM on February 25, 2009


your favourite last.fm bands suck
posted by terrapin at 7:45 PM on February 25, 2009


I felt like since 90% of mefi was all hipster I could go all throwback and still look like as much of a dork as possible.
posted by arimathea at 7:51 PM on February 25, 2009


I was being serious.

/says the guy who just played Heaven 17
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:52 PM on February 25, 2009


Careful because I am about to roll deep with some Vanilla Ice.
posted by arimathea at 7:58 PM on February 25, 2009


Pro-tip: The script here at MeFi waits until you're listening to the single most embarrasing song in your collection - so that when people hit up your profile page, they can more easily imagine you, eyes screwed tight shut; clutching a hair-brush and swaying clumsily at the hips to True by Spandau Ballet.
posted by Jofus at 12:29 AM on February 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


It takes a while because they need to send your data to the RIAA first. IT'S TRUE I READ IT ON THE INTERNET.
posted by flashboy at 3:42 AM on February 26, 2009


Now Playing: Jesus Take The Wheel.
posted by odinsdream at 8:16 AM on February 26, 2009


I usually read in the bathtub, so I'm not sure if a Kindle is necessarily the right thing for me.
posted by slogger at 10:46 AM on February 26, 2009


Shit. Wrong thread.
posted by slogger at 10:46 AM on February 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


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