David Crompton @Gretchen It looks like that could be an possibility in the future but they don’t yet have a Rdio channel yet [the piece that connects to the API] 4 weeks ago
Nohbdy But who is responsible for it in the first place? Is it FB for providing a way to post it for those that think everybody really wants to hear about their latest Mob Wars escapade or is it those individuals that you (most likely) call Friends? 4 weeks ago
Lacey Underall I personally feel like filtering stuff out is not the same as not getting (or sending) that stuff in the first place. 4 weeks ago
Nohbdy I’m pretty sure that if you see trivial shit in you FB feed then you or your friends are responsible for putting it there not FB.
If its games you’re tired of seeing you can usually block post from said games without blocking your friends. If you liked something but don’t want it posting in your feed tell it not to show updates from that source. IMO they have made this relatively easy to do so I don’t see what the issue is, but I obviously don’t subscribe to the popular train of thought. 4 weeks ago
GrEtcHen JP, how do you tell that? The ticker (it’s still not showing up in mine)?
LU, I created a “Music” list which has only my music friends on it. Basically, the people whose musical tastes I am interested in. If I click on the list link, I see just those friend’s activities, including their listens.
If I click on the Music app link instead, I believe I’ll see the listens (and only listens) of my full circle of friends.
I believe you can make “lists” of any sort, with any subset of people you want. I think there’s even a way to “subscribe” to activities of people you aren’t friends with (if they have allowed the feature). I guess that’s for celebs who want to show off, but don’t want to deal with adding everyone in the world.
It’s all trivial shit. Don’t have an answer for that… 4 weeks ago
Lacey Underall Picture a Venn diagram with a set of “People I’m interested in knowing what they are listening to right now,” “People I’m interested in knowing what they are doing right now in a mundane, daily activity sort of way,” and “People facebook wants me to follow.”
There would be one gigantic circle for the last group. Pretty much the entire population of Earth. Inside that huge circle would be tiny circles representing the other two sets. The intersection of all three sets might contain… maybe 5-10 people, tops.
I don’t see why I should be forced into a giant, universal-sized circle of trivial shit I do not want so I can find a the tiny needle in a haystack that is the head-of-a-pin-sized group of “friends with great music taste who also actively listen to new music.” 4 weeks ago
Jason Paul @grEtcHen that looks really interesting. I’m friends with about 5 of you on Facebok out of 200 friends and Rdio is the top subscription media provider in my own feed. Rdio users are definitely serious about their music. 4 weeks ago
GrEtcHen @JP …Possible workaround for getting notifications when something happens on Rdio. Haven’t tried it yet… http://ifttt.com/wtf
Willing to try the FB thang, since I agree it’s an opportunity for Rdio…let’s see what happens. Without ability to queue listens up, not sure FB driven listens are much more than a curiosity at this point. And a way for FB to drive new customers to music streaming services. I don’t explore by ad hoc plays, pretty much only by adding to my q…maybe others do? 4 weeks ago
Jason Paul @Rhett I have a natural aversion to being harvested. It is probably juvenile but one of those feelings in the gut that I just can’t shake. I subscribe to Matt Mullenweg’s very apt quote (paraphrased) “The advertisers are the customers in Facebook. You are the product.”
Rdio shouldn’t be compared to Facebook, but the fact that I pay for it means I know what the product/customer relationship is.