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January 12, 2012

Facebook Announces ‘Listen With’ Application, Turns Platform Into Giant DJ Booth

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Facebook Listen With Feature

Fans of Turntable.fm will soon have a similar offering to take advantage of through the Facebook platform. The social network on Thursday announced “Listen With” a new feature that allows users to access a personal chatroom where they can share songs with their Facebook followers.

Tunes are picked up from Spotify and Rdio at this time and the program integrates with real-time sharing technology which was introduced to the Open Graph in September.

Unlike Facebook’s current offering which allows users to see what their friends are listening to and then play them the new program picks up and plays songs right where they are currently streaming. For example if a friend is half way through a song and then changes to a new tune you’ll be taken along with them to the new track. read more

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