Somewhat selfless shameless plug:
This is the first time I’ve ever seen an internet music service that
made me think simultaneously 1) These guys have the right idea and 2)
They;ve implemented their product in the way it ought to be done.
The concept: it gets accustomed to your listening habits and
creates a radio station on the fly, accounting for your tastes and
moods. This is accomplished first by adding a plugin to the media
player of your choice, allowing it to transmit the titles you listen to
as you listen to them. It also remembers what tunes you skip over
once you start to tune in.
Creating a radio station feed is accomplished in a number of ways, the
most intuitive being typing in the name of some favourite artists at a
Later, as your tastes are accounted for, you can be shown a
‘neighborhood’ of folks that have tastes just like yours. Then
you can create stations based on their tastes, and in turn, learn about
The engine allows for looking up artists and purchasing materials you hear.
I have a few disappointments for the process, including how commercial
most of the material seems to be, but it’s supposed to be fairly easy
to get indy stuff added… I wish it was chosen a bit more often
for me. Maybe there’s a knack for getting more of it to come up…
Perhaps I’ll write a full review of last.fm soon enough.
Thanks for the comments.
People have been auctioning characters and items from the mass computer
role playing games for a while. What’s it say about what our
global culture thinks of entertainment and laziness?
Recall that the Korean gentleman had recently quit his job to play
Starcraft full time, perhaps practicing to turn professional once and
Hope everyone is doing well.