Last November Patrick Dax of ORF, Austria's public service broadcaster, interviewed me in Vienna about Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll. It was the best set of interview questions I've ever had (taking nothing away from Patrick here, but I have to admit it's not like I've done hundreds of interviews) and a great discussion on a miserably rainy day — if you read German, here's the interview.
Yesterday Patrick sent me a handful of questions about online playlist service in general and muxtape in particular. Here's the article he's written (in German). And here, for non German readers, are my full responses to his questions:
How do you like muxtape?
I think muxtape did for playlist sharing what the original Google did for search: it seems to strip away all the complexity and just focus on doing the core things really well. In the case of playlists that means letting people easily hear full-track versions of all the songs on the list.
Muxtape doesn't have social networking features or anything else built in (apart from being able to 'scrobble' to Last.fm) — it relies on the users to supply their own social context, just by passing around muxtape URLs in emails and twitterfeeds etc.
Some people might wish it were possible to embed their muxtapes in their MySpace profile/blog/etc.