Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Last.fm, the popular social music recommendation service, has added some much needed features today. Whereas, previously, you had to download its software to play Last.fm radio, now a Flash player is on every page. It's a big step toward making the service easily accessible to new users since almost everyone has Flash installed. Unfortunately, not working when I tested it.
Other features include a Taste-o-meter that's displayed on user pages, indicating how musically compatible you are with the profile you're viewing. First tested in Japan, the taste-o-meter is an interesting entry into the online dating aspect of social networking. An events calendar is also live, and the downloading service is back again. Free MP3s are always a crowd pleaser.
Rival Pandora is also worth checking out.