Pandora is one of the most popular streaming services. You just type an artist’s or the song name and Pandora serves you a collection of similar music. It bases on rich songs descriptions and evaluations of songs. You are allowed to create your stations, invite friends or listen to their music.
Thus, it is an example of online community services – people collaborate, share opinions, share music. After some time of listening, for each user there is a music profile created. This profile helps Pandora choose tracks to play for him and for other with similar music taste.
Recently, I’ve noticed a very interesting post about how to boost the player and get more out of it. Look the lifehacker. I escpecially like open-pandora project, which serves stand alone player – takes its load off your web browser.