As the title says, I will be reviewing Ping.fm. I am also giving my first thoughts of Thunderbird, and Last.fm. Lets get this “party started.”
In a previous post, I said “It was all working smoothly..except two things.” Since then the two problems have been fixed! So I am now using Ping.fm for posting to all my sites. It works smoothly, and efficiently. Everything else I said in the previous post I standby. Instead of the 86% I gave it last time, I am giving it a 95%.
First Thoughts: Mozilla Thunderbird. Thunderbird is an e-mail client, basically a free outlook. I just set it up today, and now using it with my gmail, yahoo, and msn accounts (if you need help with something I would be glad to help, just click the appropriate e-mail). Syncing up gmail was pretty easy. Msn was pretty hard-work, but Yahoo was a nightmare. I had to go to the support site, go through a ton of hoops to reach what I needed, then I had to install ypop, then restart. Do I have go much farther? After all of that it works every now and then. Thunderbird keeps disconnecting from it, and only stays on the gmail server. If I worked at Mozilla, I would spruce up the interface, and help people sync their e-mail, contacts, and calenders a bit more easy. I give Thunderbird a 88%.
At last is something I just signed up for today. I give you First Thoughts: Last.fm. If I had to explain Last.fm to my mom, I would say, “It looks at what kind of music you like, and shows you what you might like.” If I had to explain Last.fm to a geek that never heard of it I would say, “Its Pandora with a shorter name.”And that is basically what it is. I personally think that Pandora has a nicer interface. Kevin (a.k.a iPhone on Wyldryde) said “@KrnSidez Pandora for the iPhone is better”. As I have said from a previous post, I am saving for an iPod Touch, so I will see soon, but I trust him. Heck, Panadora online is better than Last.fm. The only thing keeping me from throwing this in my Trash, is the iTunes / iPod / Windows Media Player integration. Last.fm looks at the music you listen to, and tells you information about it, and gives you recommendations. I am going to give Last.fm 74%.