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Blip.fm

I just wanted to make a quick post, to try out the Blip.fm embedded player. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t allow its hosted users to embed flash movies, so the best I can do is to show you a link to my Blip.fm Player.

Blip.fm is a social networking site, similar to Twitter but to say what song you’re listening to. Seems like a simple idea? Why didn’t I think of that?

You search for a song, add a comment and it will play in your browser in quite a decent quality. It will also recommend other users or “DJs” who have similar music tastes, so you can listen to what they are blipping.

It’s quite a good way to find new music and see what your friends are listening to.

The website still needs a bit of work on the usability side though. I sometimes get a bit confused as to what playlist I’m listening to, or why the music coming out of my speakers is utter crap. It is also quite annoying when you’re typing in a song to search for and the homepage refreshes, meaning that you have to stop typing for a few seconds.

Now I found out about Blip through PC World’s article about the top 10 up and coming websites of 2009, which was voted straight to the top of Digg. However, Reddit recons the website is a bit dodgy. Just how are they able to give all this content away for free? The answer is that Blip.fm doesn’t own the content – you do! Any song you listen to, you must own, even though the website encourages you to listen to other user’s songs.!

We will have to wait and see if they manage to “iron out” this small detail, but in the meantime, give it a go 🙂

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