Everyone's A Radio Host

I’ve found myself to be wanting to share newly discovered music with, well, everyone. I’ve also found myself to not be alone in this urge to share.

It seems to me that the ability to listen to what someone else is listening to should be the next step for services such as last.fm. Of course that requires quite a hosted database of music. Alternatively, since we have both chat and video in IM programs, why not a “listen to” feature? I’d love that in Google Talk.

Can I get an amen?

9 thoughts on “Everyone's A Radio Host”

  1. Yes!

    I do that all the time; mostly by sending the mp3 to someone (over skype/msn) or simply by holding the mic to my speakers.

    Other people just podcast of course, but I like to personalise the selection of music I’ll show someone.

    Skype does have a SkypeRadio feature, but I haven’t used it.

  2. Joen says:

    I do that all the time; mostly by sending the mp3 to someone (over skype/msn) or simply by holding the mic to my speakers.

    Yeah that works, and it reminds me of the way Steve Jobs brushed off the Zune wifi sharing features by saying just hold up an earphone to a friend.

    So well, yeah that works. But to me it seems more like a symptom that we need to nourish this behaviour in better ways.

    Other people just podcast of course, but I like to personalise the selection of music I?ll show someone.

    Podcasts are too much work, and I also like to personalize the selection.

    Skype radio sounds interesting!

  3. Naja says:

    Last.fm has the radio feature plus you can recommend tracks and make playlists. But I think that you have to be a subscriber for some of the features.

    You shouldn’t worry though, I’ll make sure that you’ll hear everything worth listening to some way or the other.

  4. Joen says:

    You shouldn?t worry though, I?ll make sure that you?ll hear everything worth listening to some way or the other.

    Oh I know!

  5. lm says:

    have you heard about radio.blog,club? Sorry if you already discussed it. ( May be i forgot or you didnt).

    I’ve made my own playlist over there and as im lazy to look any further and last.fm require sometime to follow, i just pucj a button in there (radio.blog,club) and listen for hours. You can share your plalist giving link to it in your blog.

    I must say may be it is coincedence and they have in database most of the stuff i usually listen but i think it worth to try.

    By the way for some reason i cant subscribe for your feeds ( it shows me like “empty”). Although your comments feeds working just fine 😀

  6. Joen says:

    I must say may be it is coincedence and they have in database most of the stuff i usually listen but i think it worth to try.

    Thanks for the tip.

    By the way for some reason i cant subscribe for your feeds ( it shows me like ?empty?). Although your comments feeds working just fine 😀

    I’ve had several people tell me that! Yet it works fine for me! http://www.noscope.com/feed — shows up just fine. Any details I’m missing?

  7. lm says:

    I see feeds on a page you link but when i look in FF in bookmarks all i see that your list of new posts is empty.

    Again, comments feeds list is working.

  8. Joen says:

    I see feeds on a page you link but when i look in FF in bookmarks all i see that your list of new posts is empty.

    You mean as a live-bookmark? Or what feedreader are you using? And are you sure you have the correct URL (http://www.noscope.com/feed) — not that I’ve changed it recently… but it’s just, I tried subscribing myself in Google Reader to see if it worked. So far it’s working fine.

  9. lm says:

    Now it is working – but i resubscribed for live bookmarks again.

    Clean slate that is 😀

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