I was just browsing the internet today, and I stumbled upon this article from the Huffington Post:
The article underlines a study done recently that reports that 15% of Americans still don’t use the internet. To me, that is a mind blowing statistic. That is the same number of Hispanic/Latino’s in this country (15%), or more than the African American population (13%). Think about how many people that is. I don’t even understand how you even live without the internet, think of how many things the internet is used for. TV, news, email, paying bills etc. That is a very surprising eye opening statistic, I’d be curious to see the world wide percentage.
Thinking more and more about this music blog as an idea for a final project. I found a few music blogs that I seemed to take a liking to.
Good Music All Day: http://goodmusicallday.com/
Camelback Music: http://camelbackmusic.com/
These both are popular music blogs, which mainly focus on music that college kids would typically listen (Hip hop, rap, acoustic rock, and electronic music). The only thing I don’t like about the layout to these various sites is the blog aspect of it. The websites sometimes take long to load due to their massive amounts of content, and it’s very hard to scroll to past post. Other than that, I like the idea and the content of these sites. I know this is a stretch, but I would like my site to be like this.
Sound Owl: http://soundowl.com/
Easy to use, convenient search tool, and large music selection. This would be an ideal site for me to learn to build in this class, but like I said, it’s a bit of a stretch
I was just casually browsing the internet last Sunday, and I came upon a realization. I use a lot of music blogs to find the music that I listen to. I rarely ever browse iTunes for songs to check out anymore. Instead, I rely heavily on various music blogs to keep up with the latest tunes or bands. So as of now, I have the desire to make a music blog as my project for this class. We will see if this idea sticks or evolves, but as of now, this is my thought on the matter.