Blip.fm is a Social network founded in 2008, but just starting to pick up some good steam. The layout is nearly identical to Twitter, in that you have your “blips” that come in from all of your “favorite DJs” just as tweets come in from whom you’re following.
As the website itself will tell you:
A blip is a combination of 1) a song and 2) a short message that accompanies it. The way you create a blip is to first search for a song that you want to hear (or a song that you want your listeners to hear), then add a short message (under 150 characters), finally you submit it. Submitting a blip is also referred to as “blipping”, so from here on out, when you read “he blipped my favorite track” it means “he submitted a blip that had my favorite song attached”.
One of the beauties of Blip.fm is its ease to connect to your other favorite social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Last.fm and more. Allowing your Twitter followers to hear what you post, to scrobble what you listen to on blip.fm, and more. Famous Firefox ad-on Foxy Tunes even has a dedicated Blip.fm player built in now.
So if you are looking for a way to discover music from people around the world with similar musical taste, Blip is a great way to have playlist built for you. Unlike radio streaming stations like Pandora or Last.fm player you get to see the list of songs and choose from for yourself and pause a play different songs. The more you Blip the more the website expands and builds its library of songs that are shared around the world. The ability to incorporate video that people post is another great feature with a frameless embedded YouTube player in the top right. If you dig a song Blip.fm provides links right to Amazon and iTunes download pages.
Blip has an interesting badge incentive system to keep users engaged on posting content to keep the site growing. You earn badges by complete tasks and goals like blipping a certain number of days in a row, being the first person to ever blip a certain song, etc. which all give you credits. You also get credits when people give your posts “props” and you can then use your credits to give “props” to other users, which is a great sharing experience between all your favorite DJs, and it helps everyone get an idea of what content people are really digging.
Become a DJ at Blip.fm today to create and share customized playlists around the world.
Check out the video tour of the website by Attack of the Show’s Web Tools Feature