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June 27, 2006

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Very nice and informative post.I think both these are interesting products(or services!)

I think in an era of reducing customer attention, Lala and Pandora are great examples of how one needs to build customer engagement.It's interesting that Chris Anderson of Wired has identified peer production as a key trend and these brands seem to have taken a leaf out of this trend.

If we give consumers ways to customize our product/service to their requirements, they will spend enough time with us.

I have been a pandora fan for a long time. Their founder had a road tour that stopped in NYC where the discussion was about the future of online radio. I couldn't make it but I would be curious to see what the thinking was there.

http://last.fm is my favorite. It has the "type the band name, get a radio playlist customized to you" feature. But even cooler, it keeps a social-network-like profile of all music you listen to in itunes and on your ipod--and then recommends new bands that are popular with people who are listening to the same music as you. Takes a few weeks to build up your listening profile, but the results are worth it. If you want to get a taste, check out my profile here:
http://www.last.fm/user/brandonbarr/

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