1. Wednesday brings new and exciting changes to Grooveshark 

    This week we’ve been trying to focus on three issues: Search, Surveys, and Widgets. Here’s a brief overview of what we did:

    • We improved our search algorithm and added A/B testing — which means you’ll be helping us improve our search feature based on what decisions you make on the search results page. 

    • We fixed the issue that prevented you from doing surveys from a Facebook or Google-linked account.

    • For security buffs – we’ve made it so your password can now be up to 32 characters.

    • You can create and customize your widget inside Grooveshark. Select multiple songs and right click to widgetify them, or widgetize a whole playlist by clicking on the playlist and then the Share Playlist button. Check it out:

    And, for our Plus and Anywhere Subscribers, we’ve created VIDEO MODE! Now all you aspiring VJs have the tools to rock the party. Activate Video Mode by first adding some music to your queue, then selecting Enable Video Mode in the More Options menu, located above the queue on the right side of the interface:

    Create awesome video playlists with ease. Full screen it, high def it, spin yourself a full set. Enjoy!

    Like the new changes? Having a new issue? Please let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

  2. Happy Hump Day, everyone! Our web team has been working their butts off trying to make Grooveshark the best site on the whole internets. Here’s what they achieved this week!

    IE-Related Fixes:

    • The ‘Cancel Subscription’ button works in IE7
    • IE8 runs in IE8 mode, which should increase performance significantly — like, playback should no longer stutter when you do intensive things like load big lists.

    Site Stuff:

    • Search results are improved!
    • Changing your queue size with music in the queue won’t lock the site up. 
    • Fixed the issue where stations and playlists would sometimes display all jumbled up in the sidebar.
    • The theme selector is now organized by category.
    • Search results are improved!
    • Artist page popularity sorting is fixed!
    • Playing an album from the site skin should always play in track order. WHOO!

    Oh, yeah, and the most awesome announcement of the day: We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered up with Clearvoice Surveys to offer Grooveshark Surveys

    You may see a lil’ notification that informs you of the new program, but if you don’t, check out the Surveys option in your User Menu (you may need a magnifying glass to see it in this picture, haha).

    The Surveys page is currently offering the initial Profile Survey, which determines your eligibility for future surveys. New surveys will be released intermittently, and you’ll receive an e-mail informing you about their release. Once you take that first survey, you’ll be sent an e-mail asking for you to authorize your account. You’ll need to do that in order to receive any additional surveys going forward. When you finish a survey, you’ll earn points that you can collect and redeem for free months of Grooveshark Plus or Grooveshark Anywhere! So check it out. 

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or top 10 lists you’d like to share with us, drop us a line on the Twitter or Facebook. Rebekah and myself will be happy to say heyyyyy.