Dear Listeners,

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We’ve just updated our site to make it easier for you to find and adjust your privacy settings. We thought it was important to make this adjustment to better reflect the realities of the internet today. If you’re a returning listener you’ve probably already seen a reminder about your Pandora profile page, something we’ve offered since we launched.

This reminder provides you with the immediate opportunity to see your profile, make it public, private, or learn more. If you click on ‘Learn More,’ you’ll be taken to some FAQs.

New listeners will see a similar message when they register and we’re in the process of sending emails to the folks who listen to Pandora exclusively on mobile devices, encouraging them to access their Pandora account on a computer to check out our new privacy features.

All profile pages on Pandora now have a prominent ‘Privacy Settings’ link on the upper right. These settings let you specify how public you want your profile to be and, if you’re a Facebook user – whether or not you’d like to import your information from Facebook to Pandora.

We’re big believers in the social aspect of music discovery and sharing and want to make it as easy as possible, but we also want to make sure we respect each listeners’ personal comfort when it comes to this. It is our sincere hope that this new format does just that!

As always – we welcome your feedback about this. It’s a very important issue to us and we want to get it right.

Thanks for taking the time to read this through – and keep on listening!

– Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. Gus
    September 07, 2010 at 9:45pm
    Hey, I had been automatically given a free subscription to PandoraONE when it first came out and now, after this change, I'm not longer on PandoraONE. Why's that?
  2. j gates
    September 14, 2010 at 1:55pm
    99 cents for the rest of the month? 36 dollars a year? There are plenty of sites offering your service for free if I listen to ads. So no thanks. Maybe if you gave a little more control of the listening order. Your thumbs up thumbs down does not allow for frequent listening of favorite songs. I realize your company is original to this service. Unfortunately, your company is like most other companies that start something original. They think their name recognition will carry them through. They refuse to change and offer the same benefits as newer sites. There is no customer loyalty on the internet. Sorry. I wish you well.
  3. Gary
    September 14, 2010 at 9:03pm
    Perhaps I'm the only one but I have too often hit the song advance button when I wanted the volume control or the pause. This seems to happen during the favorites of course. We often wait to hear a song until the kids (birds) are put to bed. No way back? Aggravating! Just me? Please change the position of one of these buttons. Other than that we're on my second year of Pandora and it is time and money well spent.
  4. Tracy Musick
    September 16, 2010 at 4:31pm
    I love Pandora, but lately I haven't been able to do as much with it. When I try to go to my list of thumbed-up songs for a particular station, it won't work. The help tab won't work and several of the others won't either. There seems to be no way to get to my station information anymore. What's going on?
  5. Lorie
    September 19, 2010 at 8:34am
    You guys still have not addressed the issue of how to get rid of that pop up "Did you know about your pandora profile page" It pops up and freezes out the rest of Pandora. How do you close it??? At least four people above have asked this question...
  6. Mike
    September 20, 2010 at 4:42pm
    I had heard of Pandora some time ago but was never quite persuaded to try its service. While listening to a podcast I heard a reference to Pandora and that it was the one technology that stuck with the podcaster. This motivated me to try Pandora despite the fact that I use an iPod and listen to NPR (in the car). Your service has reconnected me with music that I had forgotten about and shown me some fascinating artists which I had never considered. Given the busy and complicated life we all lead in today’s society this is a refreshingly outstanding use of technology. This is one that is arguably at least as valuable (on a personal level) as my “smart phone.” As a technology professional I really appreciate how you have turned the complexity that goes on behind your service into a simple, elegant way for all of us to enjoy and discover music. Thank you!
  7. Leyideng
    September 24, 2010 at 7:00pm
    Oh, i am so enjoyable to get your website today. I don't know that i can listen music for unlimited time. i really love all songs that you attach on here. thanks so much, May you have luck day and be healthy all life, but i like to listen new songs better old, miss u all
  8. david
    September 28, 2010 at 7:44am
    this is one "Pandoras Box" worth opening...... luv it, I luv it, I luv it.
  9. Bill
    October 01, 2010 at 3:02pm
    I listen to Pandora at work and Trojan ads keep showing up...can I get rid of these?
  10. Desiree
    October 04, 2010 at 4:28pm
    this is a great website you should make a searching bar for genres!!!!! ;)

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