Saturday, May 06, 2006

Pandora's Box - Jukebox that is

I love technology, and I try to keep as up to date as pursuing a Ph.D. allows.

Via Pajamas Media, I just learned yesterday about Pandora, a website in which you can create your own music stations. Yup, your own. You tell them an artist or song you like, and they will create a station for you with music similar to the one you initially entered.

Everytime a song comes up, you can give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. If you approve, it will keep looking for similar music. If you disapprove, it eliminates that song and tries to avoid similar songs. And so the process goes, building up your station - er your Jukebox.

So, if you are like me, and like to listen to music while on the PC, but find iTunes slows your computer down, don't have the time to be inputting all your music or hate fiddling with CD's while on the PC - give Pandora a try. It's free, and different to Internet radio such as Yahoo's it's customized for you, by you. You just can't beat that.

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