Facebook’s Listen With: Kind of like real life but not at all
Facebook’s come out with a revolutionary music service that’s totally going to rock the faces of all music lovers off like only Facebook can and I’m running out of breath because I can barely contain my excitement and things are only, only going to get better now and it is called:
“Today, with music services on Facebook, there’s a new way to listen with friends. This feature lets you listen along with any of your friends who are currently listening to music. You can also listen together in a group while one of your friends plays DJ.”
That’s inspired stuff, “Listen With.” Are you excited yet? You should be. Because now you can listen to music with friends.
By the way, it’s not clear that this music service is called “Listen With.” Facebook’s announcement doesn’t actually name their new service. Anyway.
Here’s an image that excites the music lover in everyone:
Okay, so, it’s not visually exciting the emotions. Visually, Facebook never is anything but visually blue and white. But this is about the music, man! You can totally groove to the music with your friends*!
Unstated-but-apparent examples of lonely sadnesses in Facebook’s announcement:
"But what if you could listen to music with your friends when you’re alone, like at work, at home or on the go?"
"…so when your favorite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you’re jamming out at a performance or dance club."
Yeah. Just like when you’re jamming out at a performance or a dance club. Except, you know, you’re probably alone in your apartment, crying because you don’t do this sort of thing, or have friends who actually want to do these things with you.
By the way: “your favorite vocal part”? Whoever wrote this post doesn’t like music, methinks.
Why yes, I am crabby this morning, and I am leery of everything Facebook does considering its past power plays to invade privacy and insinuate itself more and more into our lives. Why do you ask?