New Obsession: Turntable.fm

turntable2 New Obsession: Turntable.fm

It’s every music blogger’s dream – to be a DJ – but not a real DJ, because that would require putting pants on. Turntable.fm is like a virtual room of nerdy avatars with designated spots up front for DJs to spin. You can upload songs from your hard drive or choose from the fairly substantial library that exists on Turntable.

It’s also kind of a game, because when the crowd likes your selection, they can click a button that says “Awesome” and you earn points, which can be spent on less nerdy avatars. When people hate your selection, they click “Lame,” and if enough people agree that your pick is shit, your song gets skipped, sucker. During this whole process, there’s a chat box in the side that usually starts with conversation about music and ventures into the obscene, depending on what kind of creeps (me) are in the room.

In a world of social-everything, it’s a great way to waste hours of your life listening to music in an interactive way. I’m not saying this as any part of a plug or paid post (but Turntable.fm, you should pay me) – I just discovered the site a couple of days ago and have been spending a lot of time in the Pigeons and Planes Room with P&P readers, random listeners, other bloggers (shoutout to Lydia) and trolls.

It’s a good time, and anyone with a Facebook friend can join in, so friend me and stop by.

As I was wrapping up this post, I went onto TTFM to take a screenshot and saw that Mostly Junkfood had a room, so I went in there. Apparently I’m not the only blogger who loves TTFM enough to blog about it.