blipping marvelous, it launched in May ’08 and exploded this August. blip.fm from Fuzz Artists, Inc is one vision of social radio. Radio from the bottom up not top down. When things are turned on their head the world can seem upside down, a revolution is taking place.
Radio listeners are being courted 1Kbit at a time via the web & the mobile web. My colleague Dean Whitbread explains blip.fm here (and I will not try to repeat his text here) and Mark Ramsey of Mercury Media Research shows a mobile vision of social radio here. coupled with efforts by radio’s vanguard like Rick OShea on RTE 2FM, who is using twitter & blogs to enhance the channels with listeners both on & off air, social radio is sparking and it is resonating with audience and by passing the powers that be.
Below are some of my blipped tracks. One thing I can add about blip, it’s lean forward & lean back radio, very clever. To discuss this more meet me in Kilkenny Sept 27th 2008 at podcamp ireland where I hope to demo the PSP version of ilikeradio player.