September 13, 2014

Nice Radio Player Site

TuneIn.com, doing something very old and strangely new: creating a metasite of worldwide radio stations (I search by city) and web radio sites that is easy to search and seems to work quite well, basically one page to search, and one page to play.

It's so good I suddenly feel like the future of search is not general, with its spew of irrelevant, pay-to-play and overwhelming results, but well-organized search sites about specific genres and topics, which present graphically identified, curated, functional, up-to-date content.

Amazon, Ebay, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, vastly too much crap, still. Far, far too general and untrustworthy. The small sites that work well are refreshing. 

Note 1, nothing new but often forgotten: well made images are usually much quicker to spot on a complex page of information than words.  Precise but limited use of them is one things that makes a great site. Buzzfeed, for all its nonsense, is very good this.

Note 2, also not just in, the use of circles as borders for faces is excellent graphically.

I listen to somafm.com for example, which is commercial-free and generally good music, but mostly because it works quickly and painlessly, and is easy to navigate, using distinct, evocative graphics.

1 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Have you discovered any stations you want to tell us about?

September 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM  

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