twitter, anywhere.fm

I finally broke down and have been checking out a couple of Web 2.0 apps the past few days. Sooner or later I’ll catch up and be trendy. Maybe.

twitter

Okay, so what’s the big deal exactly? I guess it’s kind of like micro-blogging, which seems interesting. You can use the service on your cell phone, via SMS, if you’re into that kind of thing (I’m not). And I have yet to "follow" enough people to make it compelling. But hey, you never know. My profile is here, so you can check it out, follow me, whatever.

Anywhere.FM

This sounded interesting when I read about it: they host your music library for you, and it’s available, er, anywhere via a browser with an internet connection. Basically, like iTunes only hosted on the web and accessible from any computer. I’m not a die-hard music guy, but if nothing else this is a good service to put my MP3s on, and so far it’s free and unlimited.

(Oh yeah, it also has friend lists and free music and that whole social networking aspect… maybe you can listen to friends’ music? Not sure yet.)

Only, it’s basically one big Flash app and seems buggy yet; one day last week the thing kept restarting itself for "updates" in the middle of the day, so was basically unusable. Beta software, I guess, but it seems to work well (when it works) and the music sounds fine. It has promise, but I can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen when the other shoe drops and it’s no longer free and unlimited. Which we all know is inevitable, right? Right?

3 thoughts on “twitter, anywhere.fm”

  1. Jon,

    Glad you like Anywhere.FM! Sorry for the restart issue that you were experiencing last week. That was due to the ton of traffic that we got because lifehacker wrote several posts about us. The site should be working fine now!

    Enjoy 🙂
    Sachin

  2. I don’t know what the big deal is about twitter, either. If I really wanted to know that much micro-detail about people’s lives, I’d consider stalking them. Much more fun that way, anyway.

    99% of the stuff on twitter is people saying stuff like "eating my english muffin with jam" and responses from other people: "@muffineater: OMG!!!111 I love english muffins with jam!". The signal to noise ratio is totally out of whack, even with folks who I generally respect as bloggers.

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