New webapp Everyone's Mixtape brings the pleasure of sharing music playlists into a nostalgic cassette tape interface. Best of all, everyone can join in and add to classic mixtape categories like heartbreak, party and Sunday morning.
It's a pretty simple idea and interface: Click on a cassette to start playing one of the public playlists. If you sign up for an account, you can search for a song (pulled from YouTube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud) and drag onto the tape to add it to the mixtape, rearrange songs in the list, drag to a different playlist, or make your own.
MixTape.me, created by Lifehacker's own Adam Pash, has more informative features, like lyrics and artist bios, but Everyone's Mixtape is more of a social curation project, since everyone can contribute to the shared playlists. Right now, users are anonymous on the service, so you can't see who added what song; that feature could make this playlist service even better.
Once you've made your own mixtape, you can grab a link to share it with others. If you're old enough to remember mixtapes on cassettes, you'll appreciate Everyone's Mixtape's interface (without the need to meticulously time all the songs), but even if you don't remember cassettes, the webapp is a neat way to share the joy of music with others and discover some great songs (outside of the usual computer-generated suggestions from music streaming services).