Do any of you guys know the inner workings of Pandora radio?
I have my account. The only thing I've ever done to listen to music is click "new station" and enter an artist's name. So, I searched Norah Jones and now I have "Norah Jones Radio." I do realize this doesn't only play Norah Jones songs (that it plays stuff like Norah Jones, too). I understand that aspect.
But my question is this: on my account, there are ~15 stations like that (so, "Norah Jones Radio," "Amos Lee Radio," "Grizzlie Bear Radio," etc.). Is my "station" my whole account? Or are the only "stations" associated with my account the blanket stations for the different artists I entered when searching?
I sometimes see people post things on Facebook like, "I have created the best Pandora station known to man." But if Pandora only works in the way I've listed above, how has a user "created" anything? The user has really just gone to the station of an artist he likes and is therefore listening to music in the same genre.
Or does it go deeper than that? Is there a way that my station would be a compilation of all the stations of the individual artists I have in my account? Or is there a way to rate songs or artists that would then affect the outcome of what I'm listening to? Those are the only two things I can think of that would justify someone saying he "created" a station in Pandora.
Does this make sense? Does anyone know the answer? I would go to Pandora.com to find out myself, but my work blocks it. Awesome.
Happy Friday, guys!