Mon, 10 Sep 2012

Pandora collects information on your listening habits!

I will say this is really of very little interest to me, I personally experienced this. I had several stations set up on Pandora. I had a country station, some pop stations and a Christian station or two. I had it set up so I could listen to a particular genre of music by tuning to a particular station. That's the background. What I noticed is that the station started bleeding over into each other. This was a little curious to me initially. Eventually, it became annoying. When I tuned to a particular channel, I began to hear music from another channel. I ended up taking out all but one channel. I tried to filter music with the tools that Pandora has available. However, nothing changed. I took out all but one channel. Nothing changed, initially, but over time the channel has returned to the type of music for which it is programmed. I thought about targeted advertising, as I use the free service, but it seems to be the same ads. However this could change in the future. I wondered if they pay less for some music than others, and as you build a preference, if they push that music across all channels to try to decrease the cost of the service? I don't really have a problem with that. However, when I want to listen to one particular type of music and tune to that channel, I get a little annoyed when I hear a lot of programming from other channels. I really hope this service does well. I like it! It's great for a free service, but I do have other alternatives that I can tune into to listen the music that I prefer.

Blog Posted By Stan Powell on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:44:47 CST