Music Fuels the Internet by RIAA

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Music Fuels the Internet is a social network power ranking for musicians presented by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). I participated in this project with Artemis Ward, a strategic branding and marketing agency in Washington D.C., as a lead developer.

As a front-end developer, I utilized the maximum capability of high-end HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript technologies. It includes the usages of linear gradients, various blending modes, blur effects, animations and SVG DOM manipulations on pure CSS3. Although this is a simple one page app, the level of technique required to the developer was not so simple.

For the back-end side, I developed the data crawling script to gather the latest information from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When the script is executed, it immediately collects the followers information for the listed musicians from each SNS, and generates dataset for the site. The script was developed on Node.js technology.