Is there anybody out there?
Pink Floyd, 1994
I tried eJamming before shelling out for a jamLink. Technology-wise, the jamLink is superior in my opinion. But eJamming does seem to have a better social networking schema in that you can easily see who else is currently online, what they play, whether they are looking for people to join them, etc. Or you can keep your session private if you wish. This is exactly why I suggested a public/private option for MusicianLink that, in real time, lets people easily see other people who are open to playing together. Of course, with any service the key is how many people use it, but if you have the superior technology and the superior user interface (not to mention the superior pricing model) you're likely to win the war.
Have any of you compared this to ejamming? I have been using that for a couple of years, but it is kind of dead right now. Seems like people do not want to continue paying for something with so few people on it.
So there is no lobby on this to see if there are other people looking to jam with someone?
I think people are just jamming with people they know. :)
Your exactly right. This needs to be opened up as a social jam network like ninjam. There should be some way to have jam rooms were people can come and go.
Perhaps one simple way to facilitate this would be if the Chat feature had two modes: public and private. In the public mode, you could chat with anyone who is online (and presumably has enabled public chat). As people meet, they can then set up a jam together. In the private mode, it could work like it does now, where you are only visible to and can chat with Friends.