Monday, May 18, 2009

Smart Shopping: Supplement Itunes with Youtube

I think I may have noticed a new trend. Maybe it’s just me-or are we becoming a bit dependent on our comptures? Hey I’m not the one to tell you stop. After all, the internet is the lifeblood of my lively hood. Without a connection I would probably fail out of school, lose touch with friends, and still be listening to Bel-Biv-Devoe and New Edition.

With miniscule things like school and friends aside, let’s talk about something important, music. If you are anything like me, and a majority of college students, we do
n’t go anywhere without our IPods. We listen to music while we exercise, while we walk to class, while we do our homework, and wherever else we can squeeze in a few tracks. Without knowing we’ve added an official soundtrack to our everyday lives.

Now I’m not here to tell you to take the headphones out of your ears and enjoy the sounds of nature-that would be a ridiculous idea, and a bit creepy. Instead, I’m here to tell you that you should be downloading as much music as possible, the newer the better, the hotter the better. All I ask is that you don’t limit yourself to ITunes useless “30 second preview.

While Itunes may be the best place to download music, it is probably the worst place to preview music. For full length free music previews, you don’t have to look any further than america’s favorite “time waster” Youtube
With Itunes increasing the cost of songs from $0.99 to $1.29, knowing what you are paying for is more important than ever. To preview a song in it's entirety-simply log on to Youtube and type in the song title in the search bar. 99.9% of the time, all of the time.

It only takes a few seconds...heres an example
1. Log onto youtube
2. Search "Lay Back by Rick Ross"

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