Convos with The Barnes

Convos with The Barnes: Last FM

Posted on May 17, 2007. Filed under: Convos with The Barnes, LastFM, My Musings |

I am blessed to have some pretty fantastic friends, particularly my oldest and dearest NYC pal, “The Barnes”. She is always suggesting great things to do, shows to catch, websites to peruse, books to read, stores to browse, etc. She’s one of those friends who is always armed with a great story and a useful tip. Love her!

Sharing your music online is nothing new, but even I was surprised at how quickly LastFM has sucked me in. I followed the launch, but took a while to sign up because I didn’t want my account referencing my itunes library at work, and my home computer is a dud that I am in the process of replacing. But as they added new features, I succumbed.

I’m in love. A social networking site that actually increases the quality of my life, by tipping me off to great music I have never heard of, without having to download anything. I listen to great music all day at work, and can even listen to my friend’s music which provides even more interesting convo fodder for later in the week. For example, I never realized how many great bands The Barnes knew about, that she apparently has been hiding from me. Shame on you, Barnes!

Yesterday we had an off/on all day chat about LastFM, and after pasting in the transcript, I realized three things:

1 – LastFM is somehow helping me to get to know my friends more in fun/mutually beneficial ways

2 – LastFM is a work safe site that helps me to be more productive (same as listening to coworkers playlists through itunes, only with more choices!)

2 – I am a grown woman who chats like an 8th grader.

All Day Convo with The Barnes RE: LastFM (and other sordid topics)


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