Facebook In A Spot(ify) Of Bother?
As you might have already heard by now, the world's largest social network, Facebook, is teaming up with popular music streaming service, Spotify, to really make your social life happy go lucky. The partnership, which could blossom in as early as two weeks, will let Facebook users listen to and share music online, right from Facebook, sources close to the deal have informed Forbes.
Facebook has gradually become an inseparable part of our lives. It has become a routine, an addiction that is spreading faster than forest fire. We can skip breakfast for a day but we can't skip logging onto Facebook and updating our status that we skipped breakfast. Such is the craze our darling social network has evoked on us. And now, with music streaming also coming to Facebook, our lives could well and truly be in Mark Zuckerberg's hands.
We all love music. Different kinds of music. We listen, we share, and we listen more of it. With Spotify's entrance into Facebook, our free time (or relaxation time) will see more depreciation. People will start listening to all kinds of music their friends share and will also share their own favorite tunes with their peers, making a sort of fusion of our suffocating addiction with Facebook.
How will it work?
The integrated service is currently being tested by Facebook, but once launched, Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their news feed, along with icons of usual suspects 'Messages', 'Events', etc. Clicking on the Spotify icon will then install the service on the users' desktop in the background, and will allow users to play any of the million-odd songs present in Spotify's library, through Facebook. According to the sources, users will be able to listen to music simultaneously with their friends on Facebook. How cool is that!Continued on the next page