Extremely specific mood playlists will have you feeling emotions you didn’t know existed

Extremely specific mood playlists will have you feeling emotions you didn’t know existed

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Let me tell you a story. Imagine, for a moment, you’re lying on mossy forest floors, slowly transforming into a nymph. Your fingers are turning into flower vines. Your limbs are bleeding honey and growing thick skins of sepia bark, wings sprout in between your shoulder blades. Your breath sounds like the wind. Fireflies litter the air above you.

But that’s not a story. It’s the full name of an extraordinarily specific Spotify playlist. And if you’re wondering what exactly becoming a nymph sounds like, according to the playlist, it’s a lot like the music of Hozier, Daughter, and Twenty One Pilots.  Read more…

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Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various types of media. Led by an independent research firm, the survey had roughly 2,000 consumer respondents across demographics – with the report categorizing respondents based on age (Gen-Z: ages 14-21, […]…

MySpace lost 12 years of music and photos, leaving a sizable gap in social network history

MySpace lost 12 years of music and photos, leaving a sizable gap in social network history

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It’s 2019 and MySpace is newsworthy again. Unfortunately, it’s for the worst of reasons: massive data loss.

On Sunday, news spread concerning a longtime data issue plaguing MySpace, a site that was once the internet’s leading social network. Millions of songs, photos, and videos that were uploaded to the site before 2015 were lost during a data migration, according to MySpace, with no chance of recovery.

“As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago, may no longer be available on or from MySpace,” read a since-removed announcement on the website. “We apologize for the inconvenience.” Read more…

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