Christopher Clark graphed the peak levels of and RMS levels of three hit songs a year over the past three decades. This image links to a PDF of his full poster, "A Visual History Of Loudness." Christopher Clark hide caption

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The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse
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Work, Play: Facebook on the laptop, Lolcats on the iPhone, an early version of this story on the desktop and a lifeline to the outside world on those TVs — it's just an average day in the NPR newsroom. Photo illustration by Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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In This Decade, Every Room Is A Screening Room
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Race, Love and Pain Had Listeners Buzzing In 2009
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Will 'Get What You Want' Leave A Cultural Gap?
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Ex-Hedge Fund Analyst Finds Calling On YouTube
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Technology: Apps Are Where It's At In 2010
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Republican Politicians Make A Social Media Push
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Internet Memes Spread Viral Amusement
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Video Games And Participatory Culture
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The iPod: 'A Quantum Leap In Listening'
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Bing Vs. Google: A Weeklong Experiment
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Even the pope has gotten into social networking on the Pope2You Web site featuring a photograph of Pope Benedict XVI on the home page. The site translates its content into English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Pier Paolo Cito/AP hide caption

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Religion Finds Home On IPhones, Social Networks
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Napster: The File-Sharing Service That Started It All?
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Major Leagues Warn That Piracy Isn’t Very Sporting
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