Dear listeners –

After months of furious development, this morning we’re launching a major new initiative on Pandora.

As you may know, we’ve tried for a while now to figure out how to incorporate the more social aspects of music into our service. Sharing music is, after all, one of life’s great pleasures.

The idea behind today’s update is to make it really easy to share your Pandora stations and music discoveries with your friends – and vice versa. Now your friends can be a daily source of inspiration for new stations and music discovery. I’ve been testing out the service while we were developing it and I have to say it really brings a wonderful new human dimension to the listening experience.

To make this truly easy for you, we’ve partnered with the experts at Facebook. Starting today, you can easily link your experience on Pandora with your friends on Facebook. This quickly brings your Facebook friend list into Pandora along with your Facebook profile picture. It quite literally puts a whole new face on Pandora.

Know that this is entirely optional. Even though we’re excited about the new dimension this adds to Pandora, we want to be very respectful of your privacy. If you don’t want to bring your Facebook world into Pandora, just opt out. It will disappear forever. Period.

As always, and maybe on this one more than ever, we’re eager to hear what you think.


Tim (Founder)
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  1. scott
    October 16, 2010 at 5:38am
    I just visited the website for the first time today. What an unpleasant surprise. Not only is all the info from my mobile account available for anybody with a passing interest, the default privacy settings are the least protective. The only reason I checked was because my cousin mentioned that she had noticed some music my wife was listening to. What kind of people assume that you want your personal information advertised on the internet? Nobody, that's who. This was done purely for money, not out of any motivation to partake in the joy of watching people share music. The developers could have just used the Pandora site for that. In fact that would probably serve this little social experiment much better. By the way, to you parents; who has pandora given info about your kids to with this little escapade? That may seem a little paranoid now, but that passes when you watch the news for a bit. Once again, this was not an innocent mistake, the developers sold you out.
  2. Dan
    November 23, 2010 at 2:42pm
    I have to say, the volume slider just stinks as it stands. The extra clink makes the thing so much more clunky and it always thinks I'm trying to mute when I'm not. . . Please, please, please change it back!
  3. Scott
    November 23, 2010 at 3:01pm
    I love(d) Pandora One, but I am very disappointed that Pandora has chosen to follow Facebook's total neglect of privacy issues. Yes, it takes longer to grow a community that is opt-in, but it is the responsible thing to do. NOT impressed.
  4. Jamie
    October 24, 2011 at 1:59pm
    Wow, I'm floored. I did NOT authorize Facebook OR Pandora to access, share or post my personal information. Shame on you, both of you. I received neither notification nor request for approval. I didn't even receive information about how you are guaranteeing my privacy. This is incredibly irresponsible, disrespectful and I would guess illegal but I imagine a loophole was found as you would hate to be sued. Bad business choice. Seriously disappointed, Jamie

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