It’s been a while since a few folks and I started mucking about with the #commutebox hashtag on twitter. It was a way for friends to share the tracks and albums they were listening to on the way to work.
That way, you’d find out what else folk were listening to, and might find a few more interesting things yourself. (I talked about it here, ’twas over a year ago now it seems. Doesn’t time fly..?)
But of course, twitter’s hardly the most natural home for doing it perfectly. Like it is for many other things, the simple twitter interface was the inexpensive ‘best’ we could do at little effort at the time.
But most folk didn’t search for #commutebox every day, they probably just saw a tweet here and there suggesting some new music.
What we were probably all waiting for was the social Spotify malarkey.
Since they launched the social features, we’ve compiled a lovely spring playlist, and we’re halfway through a summer playlist. It’s really easy just to quickly add tracks whenever the mood takes you.
Then everyone who subscribes to the playlist has it on their desktop, or their phone if they have a premium account. An instant source of a peer-curated music.
So with that experience, it’s of great interest to see the launch of Spotify TV in Sweden & Finland…
Sure, at the moment it’s just for creating your own playlist of music through the TV remote.
But you’ve got to think they’re just paving the way for the technology to work for TV content, rather than just music.
Which would be great; a TV guide curated by you and your mates, that you can all set up to watch on specific occasions (not unlike when we’re ‘all’ commuting with the music…).
It’s been talked about before, but please, make it so, Spotify…]]>