Image via CrunchBaseThe latest ingredient in this grand mashup experiment I embarked on last week is what I'm calling (for lack of a better term right now) "Twitter Radio". The idea being that a user can either passively, or manually, program a soundtrack as a backchannel to their tweets. This can either be done for you personally - with links to songs you listen to systematically injected into your regular twitter account or into a secondary dedicated "radio" account. Also, collaborative "group stations" can be automagically programmed by the listening behaviors of one or more people and posted to a Twitter account.
For now, I'll probably use a secondary dedicated account (TBD) so I won't overwhelm everyone that follows me @jherskowitz. Once it's more stable maybe I'll integrate them... too bad Twitter doesn't have filters that could better handle this scenario.
To listen to one of these stations first-hand, you just need to do a few things:
- Install the "playTwitter" bookmarklet from (http://www.gonze.com/playtwitter)
- Go to @friendp3
- Clock the playTwitter bookmarklet in your browser's link bar (after dragged there in step 1)
Confused? You could just watch this: http://screencast.com/t/DS1CwwoMw