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I. History

-Questions to consider: How was the application developed? How does the application work? Are there any ways to use this application alongside others?

<Ryan Hossler> Blipster is a desktop client for Blip.fm that runs on Adobe AIR, which means it can work with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You can use Blipster to search for music, listen to songs, see the latest messages and songs from your contacts, and even add new people to follow. If you find someone who shares your musical tastes, you can add them as a contact and listen to the songs they're blipping.


II. How "Application Title" Relates to other Applications

-Questions to consider: How does this application compare to the competitors? What are some unique uses of this specific application?

Hossler: I've now estabilshed a blip.fm account and really am enjoying it so far.  It is better than Pandora because there is no limit to what music or how long a computer is allowed to listen.  It's worse off because I must select every song myself instead of just listening and having some massive database choose for me.


III. Real World Application

-This section will include 3 Lesson Plans for each Elementary, Secondary, and Post Secondary levels. One out of the three needs to be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related. 

-An additional section under this heading will provide information about how this application can be used in a Business/Industry Setting.

<Ryan Hossler> Blip.fm is a music sharing site that is considered "Twitter for music" The service is free and allows users to share songs and artists with all of their friends via short micro-blog posts, similar to Twitter or Pownce.


IV. Demonstration of Educational Value

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V. How "Application Name" is used Internationally?

-Provide examples and/or information about how this application can be used in countries outside of the United States.

<Ryan Hossler> Blip.fm is used internationally because it is multi-lingual and plays any style or type of music that a person might like.  It is a great tool to have on in the background while at work or school.


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  1. Unknown User (fairm)

    <Morgan Fair> When compared to its competitors, Blip.fm offers more than others.  For example, Imeem, which actually owns Blip.fm, has copywritted songs so only the preview is heard.  Also, Imeem does not allow you to create followers. 

  2. Unknown User (fairm)

    <Morgan Fair> Blip is pretty much known for being able to work with Twitter.  After a person tweets, the song will appear at the end with a little music symbol.  This way, you can see what your friends and followers are listening to, and vice versa.

  3. Unknown User (smith816)

    Along with working with Twitter, Blip is also available to accommodate other social networking sites.  I was able to create a Blip DJ account and when I "blipped" a song, the information appeared on my wall for my friends to see what I was listening to. From there I could then even listen to the song on my Facebook page.

  4. Unknown User (mwacnik)

    (Michelle Wacnik)  This site could be used as an education tool by having the students depict and break the song down.  Find the meaning hidden behind the words.  Also they could use the songs in English class.  The teacher could have the students try and find different examples of literature words.  For instance they would have to find the theme, plot, climax, or even if there is a pun.

  5. Unknown User (mwacnik)

    According to www.downloadsquad.com blip.fm is not truly meant for international usage.  Blip fm is now streaming music through imeem.  With this if you are outside the US you will not be able to stream songs, but you ca let people know what music you listening to with short messages.  Thus blip fm can no longer be used as a music player for international users.

  6. Unknown User (mwacnik)

    This program seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.  They are going through a "rough phase."  Their first music catalog partner was Seeqpod, which is currently in a bit of their own problems.  Who are hoping to get help from Microsoft.  Because of this Blip fm has now switched over to Imeem to obtain their music.

  7. Unknown User (smith816)

    Blip.fm will be easy to use in the classroom because it does not require a download for a song to be played.  The song is simply pulled from Imeem and can be played in seconds.  Students could look up songs from previous decades, to see the evolution of music over the years.

  8. Unknown User (smith816)

    Blip.fm is different from Pandora and Itunes because you can send messages that go with each song that you listen to.  It is essentially "tweeting" when listening to music.  You can also communicate with the other DJ's and send each other props for sharing a common interest.

  9. Unknown User (scottn)

    I agree with what Michelle said about Blip having a hard time getting off of the ground. According to techcrunch.com, there was an article on their site going into details about the difficulties Blip.fm was going thru. Some of those difficulties included; trimming down their user base 80% and making sure that copyright laws are not broken when songs are borrowed from artists to put on this site. 

  10. Unknown User (scottn)

    It seems like that those that do use Blip.fm are pleased with the website. I read a review on associatedcontent.com and one user said that the site was perfect for all kinds of music lovers. This site is the music equivalent to twitter.com, and it seems to getting more popular the longer it stays on the web according to a graph I found on techcrunch.com. Here's the url for that graph if anyone is interested----http://techcrunch.com/2009/05/15/trouble-ahead-for-blipfm/

  11. Unknown User (tyoung)

    Blip.fm is a combination of two things: a song and a short message that goes with it.  Blip almost acts a "dictionary" for songs.  What I mean is, say you have never heard of a certain song.  Well...with Blip.fm you can read the short message that accompanies the song and decide if it's one you want to listen to or not.

  12. Unknown User (fairm)

    <Morgan Fair>  Along with the music aspect, you can use it as almost a social network.  You can save all of your favorite DJs, and get updates on what songs they put up.

  13. Unknown User (tyoung)

    I agree with what Michelle said about the educational aspect of Blip.fm.  I honestly think that is one of the only ways you can get educational value out of Blip.fm because with it basically being a music based twitter network, I was having trouble thinking of ways we can make this educational in the beginning.

  14. Unknown User (tyoung)

    Along with what Michelle said...I found a website that says Blip.fm is experiencing a "rough" phase right now that has forced it to make many changes towards their service -- http://techcrunch.com/2009/05/15/trouble-ahead-for-blipfm/