Listening to music on Linux just reached new heights today :-) (er, for me, I mean. This thing has obviously been around for some days now)
[[http://www.last.fm/|Last.fm]] aka [[http://audioscrobbler.com|Audioscrobbler]] are introducing “social radio”. Integration with Audioscrobbler means the system can figure out your “taste” and make recommendations. This is much like Yahoo! [[http://launch.yahoo.com|Launch]], except its even better! Here are some of the highlights:
* Listen to //personalized// radio stations, even on Linux.
* Rate music and organize music by “tags”
* Listen to global tags, your personal radio station or other people’s profiles
* For a small monthly fee, you can upgrade your account for some advanced features.
* The [[http://www.last.fm/help/player/|player]] is open source, and free (the Linux version is written with Qt4, I believe)
The [[http://www.last.fm/help/faq.php|FAQ]] is very well written and really does answer most of the frequently asked questions (like how to get the player working from within Firefox)
Check out [[http://www.last.fm/user/diwakergupta/|my Last.fm page]]
This is //so// cool :-)