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Last.fm tracks all your music stats by 'scrobbling' them. Here's what that means and how it works

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Last.fm is powered by a type of tracking called "scrobbles." Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock
Last.fm tracks what songs and artists you listen to through a process called "scrobbling."
"Scrobble" is a made-up word that simply refers to how Last.fm records your listening habits.
Whenever you listen to a song, Last.fm "scrobbles" that song and adds it to your account.
All words are made up. But it's rare that a single website makes up a word and gets millions of users and dozens of major companies to start using it, like Last.fm and "scrobbling." Last.fm uses 'scrobbling' to track what music you...
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