Music is one of the top things in life that can break silos and bring people together. It draws attendees to events, and it can calm nerves. It's a potion that can change your worldview or cause action.
Turntable—an online social networking site—uses the power of music to bring people together. Some of us here at MPI have been playing around on it for a few weeks and have found that it has opened communication lines more than any kind of forced team get together.
Here's how it works: Once you enter a room, your avatar will be facing five turntables. Depending on the room you enter, those spots may already be occupied by DJs. If a space is open, click on a turntable, and you then become a DJ. Use the search frame on the right to add songs to your set list. Each DJ plays one song, moving from left to right, so that no one person can hogged the show. Everyone can vote if the song being played is lame or awesome. If a song received too many lame votes, it skips to the next DJ. Awesome votes award the DJ with points (for pride, not prizes). There's a chat window at the bottom, too.
Now we want you to share your music and socialize with us. We created an MPI room (Virtual Rendezvous) just for you. Please join us and turn everyone on to some of your favorite tunes.
I'll be in the room the rest of the day. I hope to see you there.