Top tech blog TechCrunch
thought that the methodology behind the new Hype Machine Twitter music chart was a bit simplistic; so it decided to test the system. When a single tweet to the writer's 7000+ followers placed a song at #24 on The Hype Machine chart, he decided to tweet a link to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” from the TechCrunch Twitter account which has 916,735 followers. The result was an almost instant #1. (click on image to enlarge
This laltest test comes just days after Hype Machine outed a group of artists for trying to manipulate its "popular" chart. As TechCrunch suggests, maybe its time to stick with the We Are Hunted Twitter chart while The Hype Machine adjusts is methodology.