Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Project Playlist: the social media experiment

Have you ever stumbled upon a website that had a customized playlist of music (like the one you're listening to right now), or have you ever wished there were a way to listen to music outside your current collection--and do so legally? is the latest and greatest in the world of online music...and it's all legal. is a lot like Google but strictly for music. Just like you search for sites, images and media on Google, you can use to find and listen to music legally online. But it's not just about you and your music. has a social aspect to it as well.

Once you create a playlist you can share it with friends, browse others' playlists and even post your playlist on your website. How is this legal? prohibits the uploading or downloading of songs to or from their site and does not actually host music files. The site only helps you find the files and listen to them. Your playlist on is simply a collection of hyperlinks pointing to music files located on websites throughout the Internet.'s player allows you to stream the data in those music files. isn't just about streaming music. The site also does what it can to support artists. If you find a song you like, you can legally--and easily--purchase it. (The site links principally to iTunes.) Playlist has a great video tutorial that tells exactly what all about. You can also read more about the company here.

I decided to have a go at creating my own playlist. I didn't have a lot of time (nap time is short around here) but here are ten songs I searched for and added...and I could have spent all day doing it so be forewarned. is addictive! Now it's your turn to create and share! --Emily

1 comment:

the girls of gt said...

You're so smart! I've wondered how people were able to add playlists to their site's! Loved listening to the music, makes me miss you all the way in UT!!! -L