Thursday, March 02, 2006

Study of iMixes/playlists gone mainstream

Some of you MIS/PhD folks might find the Post's recognition of ICTs and other social networking uses encouraging for the field.

From today's Washington Post
Downloading Empathy to Your iPod: Online Playlist Creators Search for Catharsis, Discover a Marketplace

IMixes -- as well as playlists on other services such as Rhapsody, Musicstrands and Soundflavor -- are the online cousins of amateur cassette-tape and CD mixes created over the years by countless music collectors as soundtracks for parties and road trips. Many of the playlists focus on a theme -- and many of those on a personal one, whether the subject is a lost love, a class reunion, a nasty breakup, duty in Iraq or a new romance.


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