myTouch_now_playing.jpgWhen I think about my connection with music, I think about three impulses: the impulse to discover, the impulse to buy, and the impulse to share. Here at Pandora we’ve had the discover and buy bits covered for some time, but it’s been frustrating to use Pandora to share the music you’re encountering with your friends. You could send an email or embed a widget on MySpace, but in the age of Twitter and Facebook our offering has been pretty spartan. That all changed tonight.
With our new release we’ve added a sharing toolbar above the player so you’re always just a click away from sharing a song or a station with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. The first time you share on one of these networks, you’ll have to go through a series of pages that will connect your Pandora account with your Twitter or Facebook account. After that, it’s a just a simple click to share. When you post songs to Facebook your friends will be able to listen to samples right in their news feed. On Twitter we’ll post a shortened link to a page featuring just the song or station you shared.
This release also brings our station gifting feature to the foreground for the first time. Click the little present icon in the sharing toolbar and we’ll take you to a page where you can create an entirely new station to “give” to a friend. We’ll send it along to them in a fancy email, kind of like an electronic greeting card — or maybe more precisely, like a modern version of the mixtape.
Have fun playing with these new sharing features. Can’t wait to see what you discover…
Tom
(CTO)
PS: want to see what other people are finding and posting to Twitter? Try using this Twitter search link.

Comments

  1. goodbuddytodd
    November 02, 2009 at 9:11am
    Very good improvement, almost everything these days links to Twitter or Facebook and its a very smart move. Grab on to those social giants! Also I've been dying to make a comment but only just found the blog. The only thing that Pandora doesn't have that I REALLY WANT is an equalizer. I want to be able to adjust the bass and treble on my computer and if Im listening through Pandora I have no way to do this. Please make an equalizer?? Thanks! Todd
  2. Jon Vielhaber
    November 03, 2009 at 9:07am
    How about having a list of recently played songs? I use the Vista gadget the most. It would be nice to see the last 30 (or even more) songs that have played, maybe whether it was skipped, whether it was thumbs up/down, links to buy, etc. Thanks, Jon
  3. Vemma Nutrition
    November 03, 2009 at 6:06pm
    Nice new feature! Thanks for keeping the innovation flowing... pandora rocks my world :)
  4. jason
    November 04, 2009 at 4:30am
    i like this idea...it helps me spread the word of pandora..cause now every one of my friends is starting to get on pandora..they like the way the radios are set up
  5. shelby
    November 04, 2009 at 9:18pm
    I lovvvvvvvvveeeeee pandora ! Thank you so much
  6. thorn
    November 04, 2009 at 11:20pm
    Very nice taste in music there!
  7. International Jobs on Click
    November 05, 2009 at 9:23pm
    Nice feature!!
  8. Galvanized Coating
    November 06, 2009 at 4:42am
    Hey great idea...my college group always wanted to have such sharing music application..thanks to pandora
  9. Scentsy – Katie Jones
    November 08, 2009 at 6:30pm
    YEAH!!! If Pandora wasn't already great enough in itself. Now we can easily share our music with friends and family. Lovin' modern techonolgy and Pandora.
  10. JP Phillips
    November 10, 2009 at 8:04am
    Will Pandora ever be available to users outside of US? I mean when I try it I just get the "We're sorry" notice...

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