So, I’ve signed up to last.fm - can someone tell me, me, with a sizeable music collection, always on the lookout for something different to listen to, should bother with it? I’m intrigued and I think there’s something there for me. Apart from all the usernames and usual stuff - last.fm also requires a separate application on my mac. I’m not sure this is simplicity and I’m not sure I like it.
The last.fm site is nice and fluffy and I like it, but can I really be bothered with it? Any site in the user-generated-content, Hello Kitty style, Web 2.01 mould, however brilliant, does require some time. I feel like I spend a lot of time on Flickr, but some people must spend their entire lives on there tagging this, that and the other. I tried del.icio.us and I felt it just got in the way and required me to do MORE.
It seems like all things in life, the more time you put in to something, the more you get out, and to get more out of sites like last.fm, you have to put the time in.
- In my recent experience Web 2.0 is now a mainstream buzzword that now annoys and amuses the lumpenmiddleclass. Just like knowledge-harvesting and all that. ↩