Last.fm – seamless lifestreaming

July 14, 2010

I’ve just added a “What-I’m-currently-listening-to…” page onto this blog. Nothing fancy at all – just a very simple little widget with a feed from my last.fm account.¬† Quick n Easy.

I opened my last.fm account years ago, used it for a few weeks, and then gave it a total break. Recently, I got back on it again.

Whether you know it or not – Lifestreaming – is something that you probably already do. Defined by wikipedia, lifestreaming is “…a time-ordered stream of documents that functions as a diary of your electronic life…” Got a Facebook account? Twitter account? Flickr account? Yep – they’re all lifestreaming in one form or another.

But they all take effort. You’ve got to post stuff to your account. That’s what I love about last.fm. Once you’ve set it up to “scrobble” from your cmptr (and iPod) your personal music history is fully automated. Grab a widget and your playlist can be broadcast to the whole friggin Interweb, without lifting a finger. Automagically…

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