Sunday, February 3, 2008

Feelings…on Last.fm


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Back in Orange County it was far from overwhelmingly difficult to be “hip,” some Fake French and an occasional trek to LA made me a cultural force to be reckoned with among my fellow Catholic schoolboys and girls.

Yet, as technology began changing the world, it also began changing me. By 14 years, I was an active Xanga, Livejoural, Myspace, Cobrasnake stalker freak. Yet, at the height of my Internet blossom, I realized that there was still something to desire: Last.fm.

Last.fm, a U.K. based Internet music community and radio founded in 2002, is the largest (most awesome), free social music platform. After signing up, members have an automatic documentation of what they listen to whether on their computers or ipods. This allows members to connect with other users all over the world with similar music tastes, discover new bands based on an automatically generated recommendation list, and also get a free MP3 every now and then.

Now hold on, many readers may be all too eager to sign up but first: think of your reputation. As they say, “it’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?”

Looking back, if word escaped about my deep, amorous love of Black Eyed Peas’ “Monkey Business,” I would have been no better then the common folk.

And those are my feelings on Last.fm.

--Jen Choi

2 comments:

JP said...

My friends are cats, too!

J Choi said...

...don't ridicule my tragic state.