Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Digital Music Downloads

This piece by Rob Walker at Slate points out (1) the relatively small number of downloads it takes for a song to be Number One on the Billboard-reported SoundScan charts of digital music downloads. About 1500 downloads, in fact. He also points out (2) how easy that should make manipulating the charts along the lines of a Google bomb.

Re (1): With a bullet? A bullet?

Re (2): How about "Jocko Homo"?