Audiophiles and film connoisseurs continue to kvetch about file sharing on Facebook. Some of the complainers continue to use other sites, but what good is sharing your favorite clips if you’re not doing it in the same place as all your friends? Since Facebook’s pushing 600 million members, everyone you know is much likelier to be there than anywhere else.
So here are four things that we hope will continue make media sharing on Facebook better.
What’s not to like about this application? Maybe it’s ironic that MySpace owns iLike, but there’s nothing ironic about scoring free mp3s. Actually, it makes us yearn for the original Napster. If you genuinely dig the artists whose icons you’re clicking on in this app, concert information is something you welcome, and you’d be equally willing to buy the full-length versions of anything you’d gotten in teaser format, right?
Now that Apple’s figured out how much traffic it gets from Facebook recommendations, well, have you seen the iTunes page lately? Number of likes: 9,487,369 as of this posting. The company is still featuring the Beatles, but the amount of traffic the band’s mp3s have gotten justifies keeping them for a while. And it’s not like they’re the only musical act whose tunes you can share with your friends. The free tracks from “Glee” appears to be a big hit among my friends.
Many an artist has RootMusic’s BandPage helping them connect with fans on Facebook. We wouldn’t want to call it ubiquitous but wherever you a musical act not just promoting themselves but offering file downloads on the social network, the odds are pretty good that this application is doing the work.
We may be jumping to conclusions on this one, but the fact that the company is looking to hire a Facebook integration engineer suggests cool things may be coming. Right now Netflix’s page is mostly just a tease intended to get you to click through to the actual site, but we’re hoping the new recruit will scale things up.
Do you agree with our selection above, dear readers? What’s your opinion of the various and sundry media file sharing options on Facebook?