How Long Is Your Tail?

The long and short tail are the percentage of the total amount of tracks played that fall outside and respectivly inside the cummulative tracks played for the top-n rated artists. The short tail is exactly the oposite.
If that's to much to grasp at once: To calculate the Long Tail you take a user's Top50. Calculate the sum of all the playcounts in there. Then divide it by the total amount of tracks played as listed in the user description area. Multiply it by a hundred to get a percentage. Substract it from a hundred to get the short tail. Based on a idea by itazurada.
AEP is the is the brainchild of C26000, he wrote a nice journal about AEP calculation.

Calculate Yours

Use this form to calculate your Long Tails, Short Tails and AEP's. username:

KakuCP9 has a 10% long tail.

This also means the short tail is 90%
His ALT (Average LongTail) is 29.5%

You can also include this as a image anywhere you like.
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My short and long tail are:

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And while I was on it anyway, I calculated a full list of tail lengths and AEP's for all the top50 positions:
Rank: Artist: Plays: Top: Longtail: Shorttail: Average LongTail: AEP:
3Story of the Year8880372.5%27.5%80.23%1.13
5Number One Gun5621560.8%39.2%73.4%0.56
6Panic! at the Disco5257656.5%43.5%70.58%0.83
8Eye Alaska3487849.6%50.4%65.7%0.67
9Linkin Park3436946.7%53.3%63.59%0.88
1030 Seconds to Mars22731044.8%55.2%61.71%0.59
11Search The City22151143%57%60.01%0.71
13Fall Out Boy21261339.4%60.6%56.98%0.93
14The Upset Victory20491437.7%62.3%55.6%1.01
18Craig David17631831.5%68.5%50.75%1.29
19Hands Like Houses17511930.1%69.9%49.66%1.36
21Jamie's Elsewhere13352127.8%72.2%47.63%1.36
22The Audition13212226.7%73.3%46.68%1.41
23Dance Gavin Dance13202325.7%74.3%45.77%1.46
25Sent By Ravens12392523.6%76.4%44.04%1.53
27The Starting Line10962721.7%78.3%42.41%1.58
28There for Tomorrow10092820.9%79.1%41.65%1.59
30Secret And Whisper9803019.2%80.8%40.18%1.65
31Let's Get It9713118.4%81.6%39.48%1.68
32Sleeping with Sirens9573217.6%82.4%38.79%1.71
34The Dangerous Summer7603416.3%83.7%37.49%1.71
35Roy English6863515.8%84.2%36.87%1.72
37Isles & Glaciers6373714.7%85.3%35.69%1.75
38Swimming with Dolphins5733814.2%85.8%35.12%1.75
39Sleep for Sleepers5543913.8%86.2%34.57%1.76
40Take Cover5524013.3%86.7%34.04%1.78
41Jonny Craig5054112.9%87.1%33.53%1.78
42HOME MADE 家族4974212.5%87.5%33.03%1.8
43The Classic Crime4514312.1%87.9%32.54%1.8
44Waking Ashland4254411.7%88.3%32.07%1.81
45Daft Punk3934511.4%88.6%31.61%1.81
46Red Hot Chili Peppers3774611.1%88.9%31.16%1.82
47The Lives of Famous Men3684710.8%89.2%30.73%1.83
50Kozue Takada3235010%90%29.5%1.85

Created by Paul Cornelissen (pcmadman)
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