Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 by Shachar Pessis
Jelli – Enjoying music online is as easy as ABC. If we’re fed up with a certain track or radio station we simply click on the next one – free choice on the Web is terrific, isn’t it? But just imagine how sweet life would be if we were able to manipulate the music lineup, determining which song will be played next. Sounds crazy, I know, but now this very option is available at your fingertips.
If you are looking for a different kind of music entertainment, one which is more democratic and ‘for the people, by the people,’ where you can help to determine the lineup of music tracks, Jelli is the place for you. This small piece of audio heaven here on earth is “100% user-controlled radio, enabling users to take over a radio station using their web browsers. Leveraging the power of the web to reinvent traditional broadcasting, Jelli empowers the community to interact with the broadcast in real-time and determine dynamically what plays on the air.”
To join in, all you need is to create an account. Choose from a list of stations, Red, Orange or Green and then start voting for or against each song on the list. For more in depth information on Jelli’s ins and outs, I recommend checking out their Getting Started and FAQ pages, but you should know their platform is extremely intuitive. The best part about Jelli in my view is that they managed to avoid instances of discontinued play due to buffering times. It looks, feels and sounds just like real radio, only it’s much more engaging, appealing and effective.
As for my favorites, the Red station is my top choice. I listened to it as I was writing this blog, and I was sure to provide my votes accordingly. Some of the songs I voted for actually made it to broadcast, which was really cool. This made me super happy and I genuinely felt I had a hand in creating the music lineup. Below are some of the songs that were played. Enjoy!