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Old 12-14-2007, 05:45 AM
Adam Krebs
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Default Zune Social update

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/12/12/zune-marketplace-and-zune-social-back-online.aspx' target='_blank'>http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/12/12/zune-marketplace-and-zune-social-back-online.aspx</a><br /><br /></div>You may have noticed that Zune Social was down for the last few days <br /><br />Included (according to <a target="_blank" href="http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/12/12/zune-marketplace-and-zune-social-back-online.aspx">Cesar</a>):<ul> <li><em>Improved overall stability and performance </em></li> <li><em>Ability to view Favorites on your profile and the ability to remove a favorite </em></li> <li><em>Most played artists will be displayed on your Zune Card, including three of the top songs for each of those artists (based on community usage) </em></li> <li><em>Zune Gadgets Page: <a href="http://social.zune.net/profile/gadgets.aspx">http://social.zune.net/profile/gadgets.aspx</a></em> </li> <li><em>Ability to view up to 24 recently played songs and 24 most played artists (increased from 5) </em></li> <li><em>Easier to remove friends (directly from the friends activity module) </em></li> <li><em>Timestamp for your recently played songs </em></li> <li><em>Song and album information is now displayed in the send dialogs</em> </li></ul><p><img alt="" border="1" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/zt/auto/1197606428.usr495.jpg" /><br />I'm seeing a lot of the &quot;stability and performance&quot; upgrades, especially in Firefox, though for some reason, a few of the features are quirkier than last time (the &quot;add to friends&quot; link seems to only work when it feels like it, logging in is similar, e.g.), though this may just be due to Firefox's own weirdnesses.<br /><br />Also, I got kind of excited by the idea of being able to remove a &quot;favorite song,&quot; but I guess that isn't fully there yet either (or I'm missing something). I'm also beginning to see a bit of feature creep, as the lists don't seem to be scaling well to the design of the page. I hope they do something about that in the future, but for now I like the integration between the more static HTML and the cool Flash design.</p><p>EDIT: I knew I wasn't crazy! Jay-Z, my top-played artist,&nbsp;now shows 25 plays, when just yesterday (see above) it showed 26. The same thing with De La Soul a couple days ago (20 down to 19). Social seems to pick-and-choose which songs it wants to have show up on the &quot;played&quot; list. Sometimes, songs I know are supposed to show up (because their metadata is correct and have shown up before), simply don't. It's a little frustrating, and I hope it's just a small issue that'll be fixed soon. Then again, this <em>is</em> a beta...</p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/zt/auto/1197677894.usr495.jpg" border="1" alt="" /></p><p>P.S. Not sure where Train came from... I looked&nbsp;through my computer and I'm pretty sure I don't have any of their songs...</p>
 
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