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Friday, July 25, 2003

Who is missing

Speaking of The Who, I gave in to two days of resistance and went to

Skipping right past the categories on the lefthand side of the page, I went directly to the site search and typed in The Who for a search in the entire site. I realized that search request would probably return a lot more than just songs by The Who, but hey, that's what I was hoping for so I did it anyway.

Out of 1,955 results, none of the most popular titles on the first page of results were by The Who. Instead, the top results were from Jason Mraz, Lil' Kim, Various, Jerry Lee Lewis (love him!) The Streets, Oingo Boingo, and The Guess Who. A few, but not all, of those have the word, "who" in the song title.

Thereupon, I clicked on the "W" link. They didn't indicate if that was for more results within my search request or not. In either event, at the bottom of that page were four results for Who songs, three of which were "Won't Get Fooled Again." Duh!

I clicked on the "next" link hoping (not really) that first selections at the top of the next page would be Who songs. Not even. I went back to the site search and searched for The Who within the artist category only. Everything that came back on the first page was for The Guess Who. Back to the artist search, type in "The Who", with quotes, not that I thought the quotes would really matter. Everything that came back on the first page was for ... guess who? Yep, The Guess Who.

Jennifer of ScriptyGoddess has a write-up of her experience entitled, product review: - BUYER BEWARE!!!. Her title says it all. Aside from all the problems she is having with their service, she quotes their privacy policy, in pertinent part: "we may disclose, sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others without your consent." That's not good.

Posted by Marie at July 25, 2003 12:23 AM


YIKES.. thats good to know. Not that I ever buy anything from there but it makes you wonder what is on all those small print.. mile long privacy policys these sites want you to read before you click I accept?? I never read them.

Posted by: Tudy at July 25, 2003 7:22 PM is evil. Do not use them...If you are interested in purchasing digital music downloads, there are several options just coming to market in response to the iTunes/Apple music service.

See this article at for more details, including a little sidebar with a list of services already operating and those expected to begin service soon.

Posted by: Jeff at July 29, 2003 10:35 AM