The Hype Machine Gets RickRolled – Showing Their Twitter Chart Is Easily Gamed

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The Hype Machine recently had the great idea to make a Twitter chart in response to the poor job other sites are doing of this task. Unfortunately this awesome site dropped the ball a bit by allowing Tweeters with more followers to have more power.  TechCrunch with their near million followers was able to get Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and was able to get it right to #1. Since HypeM is so diligent about keeping their charts from being gamed we are sure they will address this. In the mean time start getting your followers to RT your songs ASAP. More at TechCrunch.

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