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Rumours are rife that Facebook is to launch a music service at their F8 Conference on 22 September. The service will allow users to share music with each other in the same way that they can share movies, videos and links. The feature would allow online music services like Spotify and Rdio to post information to Facebook pages, which is reminscent of Apple’s Ping service. It will be similar to the way websites can be ‘liked’ on Facebook and will reportedly work the same way Ping worked in iTunes.

Facebook will be looking to provide music streaming services instead of cloud music services. They may require users to pay a monthly subscription fee to Spotify or Rdio, but users will then be able to stream unlimited amounts of music. This is different from cloud services like Google and Amazon’s services, as well as Apple’s upcoming iCloud because these services allow users to access their private collections remotely.

This is particularly cool for Facebook friends to ‘discover’ music from each other. There are a number of apps available that perform this function which have proved immensely popular in the past. One of the first apps i added to my profile was the iLike app in which one would ‘like’ certain artists and music and it shows one’s musical taste. It’s wierd that its taken Facebook so long to come up with this. This will be built into the Facebook platform, so it will be interesting to see how it will work. A Facebook Music app is bound to be on the cards as well which should be a cool thing (streaming music from your profile :D)

More to follow as developments progress…

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Artist Laura Bifano created this series of prints, showing various animals in pixellated, 3D format. Its called ‘Menagerie’

“Menagerie” is a show of 10 polygonal animal paintings that I’ve been working on for the last three months.  It reconciles my fascination with the natural world and computer game aesthetics.


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Class Of 2011: If Social Media Were a High School

“From the jocks to the geeks to the band nerds, even the vast world of social media comes with its own stereotypes and teenage angst. Visit the Flowtown store if you would like to purchase a poster of this graphic.”

Very funny!

the grass is always greener on the welded side

Facebook vs Twitter

Posted: February 16, 2011 by weldedgrass in Lifestyle, Nerd Stuff, Review, Technology, Web
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These are pretty cool and interesting stats regarding the world of Facebook and Twitter.


the grass is greener on the welded side

What would happen if Adidas had a lovechild with social networking giants Facebook & Twitter?  This is what was probably going through the mind of digital artist Gerry McKay, who came up with these two designs.

Nice idea right? Pity these have not been made a reality.

Conceptual digital art by Gerry McKay.

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