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Twitter for Music

Page history last edited by Ned Resnikoff 11 years, 11 months ago

Twitter for Music

 

Ned Resnikoff 

 

Description

Hack: demo of a service I'd like to exist.

 

"Lix" is twitter for music; a platform for basement tapes.  Members upload a "lik" (="lick") like a blog post or tweet.  Listeners subscribe to feeds and music arrives on their pod/pad/phone.  Don't like?  Unfollow!

 

It's public-by-default, welcoming low-polish, non-professional work (lie YouTube).  Size-limited, like Twitter; perhaps 60 or 90 seconds.

 

By analogy, from most polish/ownership to least:

 

(Book/magazine)  is to  (WordPress)  is to  (Twitter)

 as

(CD/concert)   is to  (SoundCloud)  is to  (Lix)

 

Demo

 

The demo is a CGI program that runs on a server.

 

Clicking a 'follow' link launches iTunes and subscribes to a podcast (of short tracks, not episodes).

 

Logging in lets members manage and upload tracks.  Uploading automatically updates the podcast rss feed.

 

The demo shows that when you take away all the legalities & tracking, very little remains.  Building a lix server isn't hard.

 

 

Links

 

http://nedwaves/lix/lix.cgi  (demo; won't stay live)

 

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Tools, Platforms and APIs Used

perl/CGI

rss/podcast

 

 

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