DJ’ing Via Twitter
One of the things I love about twitter is that people are building all kinds of cool stuff on top of the platform. The latest is a "peer produced" radio station where twitter users are the DJs, courtesy of Foxy Tunes.
Here’s how it works. If you post a song to @foxytunesdj on twitter, it ends up here. If you want to listen to the peer produced radio station, you go to that page, hit the play button, and off you go.
Better yet, if you have the foxytunes firefox plugin, all you have to do is click on the icon on the lower right of the browser and auto post whatever it is that you are listening to. I just did that and posted The Veils song Lavinia to the foxy tunes DJ channel. I started DJ’ing on twitter a couple weeks ago and have posted four songs to date. Here’s my foxy tunes DJ channel.
There are a couple nuances to how this works. Anyone can post to @foxytunesdj and put songs on the radio stream. But you have to be a "featured dj" to get your posts onto the foxytunesdj channel on twitter. I suppose that’s to keep the twitter messages to a minimum as this grows in popularity.
It would be cool if there was a digg like voting system so the community could pick the featured DJs. Something like the top 10 DJs at any time get to be featured or something like that.
Anyway, I am listening to the foxytunesdj stream right now and it’s great. Check it out.