Pandora

In today’s world, music has become an essential part of nearly everyone’s daily life. People use it for entertainment, to keep them awake, to help them go to sleep, to relax, and even for motivation. Nearly everyone has an MP3 player, and a wide variety of their favorite songs on their computer, but what happens when you don’t have your computer with you, or you forgot your MP3 player at home? You could listen to an internet radio station…but who wants to do that? For most people it’s hard to narrow your music choices down to simply “alternative” or “pop” or “rock”. You could go to a site like youtube or www.playlist.com where you can individually choose the song (or music video) that you would like to listen to, but this becomes tiresome (especially if you don’t know what you want to listen to).

This is where Pandora comes in. Found at www.pandora.com, Pandora will ask to to register with an email address (which they never contact you at) and pick a band that you like. From there, their “music genome project” takes over and starts by playing you one song from that artist. You have the option to give the song either a thumbs up, or a thumbs down, and from there Pandora will pick your next songs that you are also able to rate. As time goes on, your “station” becomes more and more personalized based on your ratings, and you can even skip a limited number of songs or create multiple stations with different artists on each one! It is a great website, and I use it constantly (even on my own computer where I have my own music). Best of all, it’s 100% FREE! Check it out!

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