I’ve been a big fan of last.fm for over two years now – a brilliant way of keeping track of the music you listen to and an ability to find people who share your listening tastes.
Well, it’s nearly time for the next stage in their development. They’re currently allowing users to test out their open beta site.
It looks very different – much more white space and more than a couple of echoes of other well-known social media sites.
Genius new functionality is the library – a fantastic searchable online archive of all the music you’ve ever listened to.
There are lots of doubters among users, but you’ll never please all of the people all of the time.
Personally, I like it a lot. It feels fresher and more modern and there’s far more space. I’ll be sad to see the old site go, but am looking forward to the new beta site becoming more permanent.