We’ve all got our prejudices when it comes to what kind of music the people around us listen to. I for one have almost pulled a muscle rolling my eyes when I see that a Facebook friend on my timeline has ‘Shazamed’ a Pitbull song. At long last, we have some science to back up our insults when we look at someone’s list!
Check this out: ‘For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or — “liked”) band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people.’
It turns out the knuckle-draggers among us really DO prefer Lil Wayne, and Beyoncé.
The research was actually done a little while ago, so you won’t find all of the latest bands on there, but it gives you a pretty good indication of who you’re dealing with.
There’s more at Consequence of Sound