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05 May 2009

Tweets and Scrobbling

My hobby site, Tagfriendly, got with the times last weekend and started using Twitter.  It tweets new songs as they are found, at a rate of once every 5 minutes.

Kind of noisy I thought, until people started following.  TF followers are, for the most part, record labels.  But there are others who are just interested, and others who are just... well, I'm not sure.  I'm still trying to figure out how the underbelly of Twitter operates.

I also took time to get some deeper integration put together.  If you allow it, Tagfriendly can scrobble the songs you love/ban while you are listening to them inside of the TF player.  My next step is to give the TF player some UI love so that it can pop out to be its own window and do a few other fancy things. 

I took a quick peek to see what it would take to scrobble all songs played, but it would require the user to give TF his password.  I'm not comfortable with that, so until there is another way, TF won't be scrobbling played tracks.

I'm going to focus a bit more on the player, as I think it can make the site more fun.