Create Friends Listening now / Any other friends activity

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Make a new block on Personal Page with any online Info about what friends do on Last.fm - comments / activity / replies / likes - at least most of all - what friends listening right now 

Cause right now it mostly doesnt make sence of following users 


Something like that, but with more informative feed 
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Lower Gets

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Posted 1 year ago

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KatyLB, Moderator

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This was previously a feature on the home page of the old Last.fm, and personally I'd love to see it come back.
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carnagexcandy

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A lot of social features are missing from LFM. Users try to show the importance of these features needed to remain active on the site, but no such luck... yet.
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666

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I remember when lastfm was my favourite social media and it was a functional website, but it's just dead now and when I look at a screen shot of my old lastfm profile I really get sad.
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Jan

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Let's hope something like that never gets reintroduced. Stalker BS.
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carnagexcandy

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It's not any different than manually clicking every person on your followers list and finding out what they listen to (or talking to, or following). It just puts some info a nice little area. It makes the site more interesting than just a place to scrobble (since so many people want to interact more).
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KatyLB, Moderator

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This seems a little bit farfetched, Jan. It'd be aggregating data displayed on your public profile, shown to people that are already following you. Anyone on the internet can already harvest this data if they wish or grab your profile information through the API. And also, you're able to block people that are following you, which would remove you from their list. I really can't see how this sort of facility would enable stalking anymore than having a Last.fm profile in the first place already does.
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Jan

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It's different. The aggregate part makes it far easier and if it's anything like what old last.fm did it's also information that isn't easily accesible such as wiki edits for example or commenting on other users profile, furthermore it's also in real time making it into a monitoring widget. None of those things can be checked currently and certainly not in real time. Yeah sure via the API but most people don't know how to work that. Yes, I'm aware of the blocking function but if this is implemented it would make more sense to have the option to show/hide this widget (I'm not sure but I thought old style last.fm had that option to hide activity) instead of having to block people one by one.
"It makes the site more interesting than just a place to scrobble" this is just one perspective and it shouldn't be the only one. Some people put privacy to a high standard no matter how supposedly "interesting" it is.
This might be a shocker to some but some people don't really give a cr*p about other people and are in it just for the stats while others seem to revel in the attention they're receiving from others for their ridiculously high fake scrobble numbers.
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carnagexcandy

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My spidey senses went crazy because I knew there was a battle coming from you Jan. ;)

Coming from someone who never puts their last name online, who has had stalkers, who has had people find my address through extensive searches online, I know all about privacy to "high degrees". And having some little widget about what my friends are listening to or who I left a shout for is definitely not something to worry about. If you are worried about someone finding that information out, don't post or do anything online, easy.

It's not a shocker, I know you advocate heavily for the idea of using the site just for stats, but people who use it to socialize aren't -all- attention seekers and some of us don't have high scrobble numbers either.

I'm not interested in a word-war, I've already given my retort and opinion. So instead I have this:

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I think most Last FM users would like this sort of widget returned to their profiles.

For the security conscious/paranoid, Last FM could/should just add a "private account" option that locks it all as unviewable apart from the username/profile pic - kind of how Instagram does with private accounts. Then, the private user can approve to a select few or literally no one, if they so wish.