Back On My Radar: Last.fm
I was all about Last.fm when it launched in 2006 (evident in random AIM chat with BFF) but quickly lost interest, despite my original vow that this was going to be the final social networking site for me.
Since late ’07, I rarely visit the site more than once a month BUT today discovered a reason to use my Last.fm account again (well, in some capacity).
I don’t know when they added this feature but I recently came across this this and my interest has been renewed:
Based on your listening history, a customized free mp3 podcast feed is generated just for you. Free tracks from recommended bands are automatically downloaded to your itunes.Â Depending on the kind of music that is suggested to me and ends up in my ears, I may spend more time following these bands and will probably use Last.fm to do so, just so that there is more diversity in my free downloads.
When I get around to getting a phone that supports their mobile scrobler app I’ll probably use it even more. As far as the site goes, I don’t find it that easy to locate playlists on Last.fm and mostly use imeem and seeqpod to find interesting new music curated by users or editors into playlists.
(More geeky ramblings + a cool “I’m Broke” playlist for you after the jump)