Lesson 6: Music 2.0 Style
To repeat, another hallmark of Web 2.0 is personalization and customization . . . especially when it comes to online music.
“At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play music you’ll love - and nothing else.”
Using Pandora, you can enter an artist or song, and the service will build you a radio station, suggesting other artists (which you can rate by giving a thumbs up or thumbs down . . .). Pandora will incorporate your feedback and construct accordingly.
You’ve probably heard the expression Pandora’s Box from mythology, right?
Well, according to the company, there’s a different way of looking @ her legacy:
“The name Pandora means ‘all gifted’ in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the Gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, very curious. Unlike those Gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our mission to reward the musically curious among us with a never-ending experience of music discovery.”
1. Create a Pandora account.
2. Create your own “station”.
3. Share what you think about Pandora by “commenting” on this blog post.