Blip.fm rocks-big time.
That is my new statement of choice and I might even get it put on a T-shirt!
Blip.fm is simply Twitter for music, you search through the pretty extensive database for songs and then you “blip” them. This puts the song into your playlist along with a short, up to 140 character message (seem familiar?) for others to see.
You can give people “props” for specific songs they’ve chosen and even “re-blip” them through your feed if you so wish. You can also add the songs to your playlist and give other users “props” for specific songs in their blip-feed. This adds a litle more social interaction than is available on Twitter which I like, and the “Following”/”Followers” are here on blip.fm too, just as “Favorite DJ’s”/”Listeners” to keep with the music theme.
You can link it to your Twitter* account so it will post a “Tweet” each time you “Blip” and it has a nice n easy feature to import/invite people from yout Twitter account too.
*This also works with Friend Feed, Tumblr, Livejournal, Jaiku & Audio Scrobbler.
Come listen at @ http://blip.fm/tiresiastheseer
I find Blip.fm to feel more purposeful than Twitter, which is certainly a good thing. With Twitter, I sometimes find myself logged in wondering what to write, thinking “is there any point to write anything at all?” and I’m sure I’m not alone in that; but with this I’m always thinking of new songs/old songs I’d forgotten to be blipped. If nothing else it serves as easily accessible background music for when I’m online.
All in all I think this is a great addition to the rich tapestry of Web 2.o sites that is currently being weaved around us.