A few Twitter users will have noticed some users are posting tweets from something called Blip.fm.
Quite simply, it’s a free web page that allows users to post songs and videos to various social media sites – such as Facebook and Twitter.
It’s really pretty good – I didn’t really get into at first – but after giving it a fair try I’m getting into it now!
You can just tune in to favourite DJ’s (or rather people who also use Blip.fm). Other users select songs and their playlist builds up, and you can just select to listen to it.
To be more involved you can start to create your own playlists. This allows other people to then go to your list to listen to your chosen and growing selection of songs.
It’s quite simple – and a top way of finding long time forgotten songs, and discovering new ones you wouldn’t have otherwise thought about.
I particularly like searching through the “Mash Up” selections – song mixes such as Lady Gaga vs. Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.
For iPhone users there is currently an app called “Boombox Pro” which allows use of Blip.fm via the iPhone. It is a bit temperamental, but there are fixes for it. I have found that it failed totally after my first tries, but by resetting my application key in my Blip.fm settings/password section, Boombox started working again. It’s not faultless yet, as some of the playlist doesn’t update – but the search and Blip function works fine.
Hopefully, Blip.fm will bring out their own app soon… or Boombox will pull their finger out and sort out their bugs.
UPDATE: Received an email from Boombox designers today – They are working on fixes along with Blip.Fm. As that is the case I would recommend Boombox to anyone, simply because the app is a great idea, it almost works and the people working on it offer quick customer support. Good customer support is a must for me.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share a little bit more of what is out there on the web for those who hadn’t heard of it yet!