The Genius function on my iPhone failed to create any playlists off of any songs currently loaded. I’m chalking it up to the fact that my entire library isn’t on the phone (far too much memory), so I only sync unhead podcasts and songs to it. Apple’s refusal to stock the Podcaster app in the Apps store is a bit… Read more →
Not only does David Hasslehoff decide to open his own social networking site, but he commits MySpace suicide at the same time. No word whether he’s going to link it to OpenSocial or not, but we can always dream. Somehow, I don’t think there’s a book in this one. Sorry, Hoff.
You know, in that it actually has deals and stuff in place. The new MySpace Music Site is going to add music distribution from three of the majors (and one would imagine the indies as well) along with all the usual social network features in an allegedly DRM-free environment. Since the website mentioned in the press release (provided here by… Read more →
. . . but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Plus, I’m fairly sure some other music journalist has done that before, even before the obligatory Google search. In any case, I was reading a NY Times editorial from Billy Bragg on the rights of musicians when it comes to social networking sites. Of particular note to me was this… Read more →
Is it bad that, during a recent viewing of George Romero’s “Diary of the Dead,” the plot point that most tested my suspension of disbelief was the fact that a MySpace page took 72,000 hits in 8 minutes without crashing? The movie slapped the inevitable zombie apocalypse upon a treatise on social media and who controls the source and flow… Read more →
Here’s a quick video from the Sharehead sessions I talked about earlier. Shows some interesting promise. Also joining the movement towards new and different music distribution (and making it more difficult for me to finish stupid MySpace book revisions) is this news about MySpace negotiating with major labels to create a free-to-consumers music distribution service. As we learned with Qtrax,… Read more →
So it looks like there’s going to be a second edition of MySpace For Dummies – at least my part of the paperwork is already in. This revision could prove to be very interesting (and time-consuming), as a lot has changed in the social networking world since we first looked at it. A year ago, MySpace ruled the roost. Now,… Read more →