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Pandora
What? Oh, no, the 'Enchanted' soundtrack was just playing because Pandora's algorithms are terrible. [silence] ... (quietly) That's how you knooooooow...
Title text: What? Oh, no, the 'Enchanted' soundtrack was just playing because Pandora's algorithms are terrible. [silence] ... (quietly) That's how you knooooooow...

Explanation

Pandora (also known as Pandora Internet Radio) is website which automatically plays songs of a certain genre based upon the user's previous musical selections. Unlike normal radio, it adapts itself to each individual user's preferences. While possible to skip a song in Pandora, it is not possible to choose songs. While Pandora will nearly always play music that one likes, it does not know when to play certain song over others. This results in embarrassing songs being played with equal frequency to songs which one would be comfortable listening to with others in the room. However, it feels like these embarrassing songs are played only when another person is in the room.

Transcript

[There is a venn diagram of two circles. The left circle is labeled "Music You Like." The right circle is labeled "Deeply Embarrassing Music." The segment on the left is labeled "What Pandora Plays," and the intersection is labeled "What Pandora Plays If Anyone Is Around."]
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Discussion

There is also the semantics behind "embarrassing". Embarrassment requires an audience. Anonymous 17:46, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

I beg to differ.Pennpenn (talk) 03:33, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
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