Chris Frederick

Pandora

July 13, 2008

Just a week or two ago, my coworkers introduced me to Pandora Radio, a streaming internet radio station that adapts itself according to your tastes. It also has an incredible user interface.

The basic idea is this: provide Pandora with an artist or song that you like, and it will start picking songs out of its master database that have the same basic qualities as the artist or song you provided. By adding more artists and songs, as well as by ranking songs with a “Thumb’s Up” or a “Thumb’s Down”, you can customize the station over time to your tastes. You can even have multiple stations, if you’d like, for different moods!

For the curious, here is what I’m currently listening to: Experimental1. If you actually know me, what do you think? Does this sound more or less like my kind of music?