Choosing the Right Internet Radio
Listening to online radio should be a good way to get more choices, right? Well, it depends on how you listen. Today’s online marketplace is designed around automatically building an echo chamber for the user, whether it’s the product recommendations you see on your favorite e-commerce site or the suggested movies thrown your way on video streaming services. Most online radio products are no different. Take an Internet radio service like Pandora®. Pandora® lets you select a band or song to start out with, and then uses all kinds of computer algorithms to figure out what your specific musical “taste” is, down to the very combination of sound waves the computer bots think you like. When computers do the thinking for you, the result is more of the same.