Shuffler - A Radio Station Made From Blogs
Here's a curious thing... http://shuffler.fm
Shuffler claims to be an internet radio station made entirely by music blogs - a blogradio if you will.
It's basically a glorified RSS reader that scours the web looking for blogs featuring links to music - when it finds it, it categorises the music in genres and then lets visitors to the shuffler site discover the track and read the blog from which it was pulled.
There are apparently thousands of music blogs in Shuffler. When you click a channel, it will will take you from blog to blog, playing track after track. You are basically channel surfing the music web.
Granted, it's an unusual way to find new music, but in practice it's very hit and miss. The genre classifications seem very wild of the mark and often, you'll click the play link only to wait minutes whilst the software skips you thru blog after blog seemingly unable to play any song on any page. Eventually it will come to rest at page where the music plays. You listen. And a few minutes later, the whole thing starts again.
Whilst a fun idea in principle, it's not a great experience in practice.