[uf-discuss] How to Announce the Availability of New Media Content with uf?

Jeff Harrington jeff at parnasse.com
Mon Dec 12 05:59:36 PST 2005

I've been thinking and researching for a solution to a problem 
independent artists have on the web.  Because of the loss of the MP3.COM 
community, and the diaspora of OMD's online musicians have been 
dispersed and now find themselve unable to easily 'announce' their new 
works to other music creators and consumers. 

I've proposed at my blog, htttp://beepsnort.org a use of del.iciou.us 
tags to help in this process - (A Proposal for Announcing New Music 
Recordings on the Nethttp://beepsnort.org/archives/000402.html) but now 
I'm beginning to think that microformats might be needed in order to 
additionally create a discovery phase of this announcement process.  
Also, my use of the example, mp3_classical_contemporary tag, would 
probably eventually lead to an over-abundance of announcements and 
pseudo-announcements as the community began using it.  (Admittedly its a 
hack approach but does auto-generate podcasts hehe). 

Is there an implicit announcement mechanism built in already that I'm 
missing?  Any research projects about how to 'announce'?  I'm looking 
for practical solutions for the thousands of online musicians. 

I'm thinking at the moment of tying in my del.icio.us tag announcement 
with a discovery mechanism through uf's.  If I trigger the discovery by 
an email list I think only spam will result. 

Any ideas or suggestions?


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