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Why I love Pandora

Posted: June 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Ask the Readers, General | 1 Comment »

I don’t know about you, but I love listening to music while I work. It really helps me to stay engaged as I work and allows me to be more productive, especially during those spots when I would rather be working on something else.

To help my love for music, I’ve tried some different playlists in iTunes to play throughout the day, but a playlists only last so long, and can be played so many times, before it gets old, and then I have to break my workflow to go find more music. Not very productive.

Enter Pandora. If you haven’t seen it, check it out at You type in a song, and it will analyze that song and then play music that is similar to that song, creating your own customized virtual “Radio” station that will draw from tens of thousands of songs. And the best part is, this service is free to all. Seriously, check it out.

My Favorite Three Things

1. You can listen to Tens of thousands of songs that you don’t own, legally for free!

2. Music will always being playing. Instead of creating a playlist that only last for an hour, before repeating, I now can listen to music all day without ever having to select music.

3. You can find out a lot of new good music that you were not aware.

Now, once you’ve used it for a while, you’ll notice a couple downsides about using the free version.

1. Ads. Yeah, they got to make money somehow, but they can get annoying

2. Flash. Not sure about Windows computers, but on my Mac, just having the Pandora open in a browser, slows my computer down so much. Its really annoying.

3. Hard to Control. If your like me and have a ton of tabs open in many different windows, it can be really difficult to pause or skip songs when you need to.

Thankfully, they have fixed these problems, but before I tell you about that, go check it out if you haven’t yet. If you have, what are your favorite stations?


One Comment on “Why I love Pandora”

  1. 1 Jeremy said at 11:59 am on June 29th, 2011: does the same thing with a desktop client so you don’t need the abomination that is Flash.

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