“Well it’s really like Twitter — but it’s a micro blog with a tune!”, comments Chico Limjap, a 29-year-old self-professed Blip addict and amateur photographer. “You can also give props to other Blip DJ’s if they played a track you like!” He is just one of the avid fans of Blip.fm, with his page at http://blip.fm/chicochongchu. A recent Blip user since October of this year, Chico gets to be his very own DJ, playing tracks he’s currently into.
“Blip” means to submit or post a track on the site. And if you like the song listed or blipped, you can give props, which is a way of giving points or kudos to the person. Eventually these props add to the users’ credits which he/she can use to give props to other people. This is just one of the cool features of the international hit music site, Blip.fm. It is simply a social networking site where music junkies can make a short header on their message board that is up to 150 words, and post their favorite tunes. Unlike loading music in other sites, Blip.fm can easily be linked to your Facebook or Twitter accounts, quickly notifying everyone, even friends who aren’t users of Blip.fm, your most recent playlist.
It’s an avenue for all music lovers to share their kind of music. It’s also a very clever way to discover new music. Although you don’t necessarily have to be a DJ to be on this site, as anyone can register and play DJ in cyberspace. As Madonna sings it, “Hey, Mr. DJ put a record on. I wanna dance with my baby!” So play a note and put your innate DJ skills to the test.