Fanity – It’s Google Alerts On Crack – For Music
Fanity, a brand-new music startup, is both awesome and scary. On one hand, the company has put together a very clean and comprehensive way for fans to track their favorite artists.
On the other, it almost does too good of a job at it.
If you're a Katy Perry fan, which I'm sure most of you are, you can cross-section your fan updates into blogs, photos, and tweets, among other things, and get up-to-the minute news on what Perry is doing. If you only want to read Perry news updates that relate to Russell Brand, her husband, you can do that. You can also read about how Perry’s daily work-out routine still encompasses jumping rope.
It's all there. Fanity is like Google Alerts on crack.
Of course, how much a fan gets out of the service will be limited to how many news and Twitter updates there are floating around about their favorite artist.
If you're a fan of popular culture and want to stay up on your celebrity gossip and happenings, but don't want to check everywhere, Fanity is your new bestfriend.
Randomly, I searched for "Hole" in Fanity, the band of Courtney Love, and found one of the small flows of the site. Given that "Hole" is a fairly common tern, their aggregation tools aren't able to tell the difference between "Google Sales Boss Nikesh Arora Nails A Hole In One" and "Classic Hollywood Movie Spotlight: The Black Hole" and well, news that actually has to do with Hole and Courtney Love.
So far though, Fanity has a great site, as long as you don't like The Cars or Tool.