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I never really used last.fm to listen to music, more for the social sharing of what I was listening to and what I like (I know everyone cares what type of music I like)
For a long time I used openpandora to listen to my pandora stations, post my likes to last.fm and change the status of my Windows live messenger to the current song. Great software, but I did feel like i was sorta cheating the pandora site of ads or something. Plus the post to twitter and facebook didn’t work to well from openpandora because the the compact web UI.
Once I moved to Windows 7 x64 I decided to look for another way to combine pandora and last.fm. I started using the firefox plugin lastfm. it works great, but last week I found that pandora has its own RSS feeds of your recent song list. I could add this to friendfeed or any other mashup that supported RSS and share out the list. Since not many of my friends us last.fm anymore. I don’t see why I continue to try to update it. But I do like updating my Live messenger status with what I’m listening to in pandora. but that’s something for another day.
What about you? What online music services do you use and how/or do you share your playlist,favorites,etc?