Take one part of TheSixtyone (levelling, badges, user recommendation, community), take one part of Twitter (hashmarks, short description), one part of Grooveshark/Hypemachine (adding music from blogs), one dash of Last.fm (neighborhood/group-radio) and mix this with a very slick interface and you get Blip.fm.
What exactly is a ‘blip’?[edit | edit source]
Blip'ng a song means to play the song combined with a short comment and|or some hashmarks (did I mention Twitter yet?). That blip will then show up in the playlist of your listeners (Twitter translation: followers) who then get to to play and possibly reblip that song with their remark|hashtags. The more they reblip your blip (I feel like I'm qouting the Smurfs here) the more status you get and the higher your exposure will get.
Listening Badges[edit | edit source]
Some of the badges you can get are easy (I got Pioneer within 10 minutes by adding some mp3-urls from a post on Das Klienicum), others will take longer since they involve levels.
Radio[edit | edit source]
You can create a radio based on genres/artists/#hashtags but having used it I'd have to say it was somewhat tempestuous to say the least (at the time the expletive "heinous b*tch" was uttered a few times). It's probably better to first play a bunch of artists and add suggested other users to your favorite sources to get a more diversified playlist.