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Dan Goodinson
2005-08-31, 06:54
I know that someone has written an Audioscrobbler plugin for SS. Up
till now, I was always a bit wary of anything that gathers data about
what I listen to/watch/browse or whatever. I've always kind of thought
of that as spyware...

BUT! Someone today introduced me to http://www.last.fm (which runs off
audioscrobbler). I kind of like it. I was wondering if I installed the
SS plugin, does that mean that anyone who knows me can login to last.fm
and see what I'm listening to on my SB?

Craig, James (IT)
2005-08-31, 06:56
Yes. But that is the point!

I don't think you can make it private.

James
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Dave Dewey
2005-08-31, 06:57
Quoting Dan Goodinson (Dan.Goodinson (AT) businessobjects (DOT) com):

> I know that someone has written an Audioscrobbler plugin for SS. Up
> till now, I was always a bit wary of anything that gathers data about
> what I listen to/watch/browse or whatever. I've always kind of thought
> of that as spyware...
>
> BUT! Someone today introduced me to http://www.last.fm (which runs off
> audioscrobbler). I kind of like it. I was wondering if I installed the
> SS plugin, does that mean that anyone who knows me can login to last.fm
> and see what I'm listening to on my SB?

They have to know what your last.fm user name is; it can be reasonably
anonymous.

Dan Goodinson
2005-08-31, 07:26
No, no, no - what's I'm saying is that I was _wrong_ about it ;) I like
it, and I feel a bit stupid for not looking into it before now :)

So while I'd normally be a bit cautious about this sort of thing, I
_like_ Audioscrobbler and am happy to give out my last.fm username to
friends so that they know what SB is currently playing....

So basically - the Audioscrobbler plugin will allow my friends to know
what is playing on my SB, right?

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dave Dewey
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To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] Audioscrobbler question


Quoting Dan Goodinson (Dan.Goodinson (AT) businessobjects (DOT) com):

> I know that someone has written an Audioscrobbler plugin for SS. Up
> till now, I was always a bit wary of anything that gathers data about
> what I listen to/watch/browse or whatever. I've always kind of
> thought of that as spyware...
>
> BUT! Someone today introduced me to http://www.last.fm (which runs
> off audioscrobbler). I kind of like it. I was wondering if I
> installed the SS plugin, does that mean that anyone who knows me can
> login to last.fm and see what I'm listening to on my SB?

They have to know what your last.fm user name is; it can be reasonably
anonymous.

Craig, James (IT)
2005-08-31, 07:34
That's true.
Also what you or anyone that uses your SB have listened to historically.

There's even a group for Squeezebox owners if you don't mind *us*
knowing as well.

James
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Dan Goodinson
2005-08-31, 07:39
>>There's even a group for Squeezebox owners if you don't mind *us*
knowing as well. <<

LOL!!

Yeah, fair enough :) I'll have to set it up when I get home this
weekend!

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Craig, James
(IT)
Sent: 31 August 2005 15:35
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: RE: [slim] Audioscrobbler question


That's true.
Also what you or anyone that uses your SB have listened to historically.

There's even a group for Squeezebox owners if you don't mind *us*
knowing as well.

James
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