Saturday, July 31, 2010

Facebook Bad For Music Industry, Creativity.

The shift to Facebook as the prime source of social networking is a disaster for music, art, and culture. Myspace, while a corporate goon of a website filled with advertisements, at least allows for a canvas of creativity and open networking, and even (mp3) media uploads. Despite a nasty front page it was decent. The freedom to control your own profile and content was a source of individuality. Facebook, with its privacy concerns and violations replaced individuality with conformity. Conformity is no place for art and music cultures to thrive and evolve their style.

Another setback for artists is that only people within your social network will find and "LIKE" your music. The system itself makes it harder to find friends with similiar interests, which could have grown your fanbase. Every artist becomes an indie artist. Google will not index your facebook profile very well because the friends added are only internal links and not highly valued external links. Facebook is no way to promote art and culture. Nothing new will evolve from it.

Do you want a boring, closed, elitist, harvard born social net weaving itself into the fabric of your individuality and music? Its the formula for stale culture with no change. Thats not the essence of art and music. Mark Zuckerburg is a sociopath. During a recent televised interview, he hardly blinked. He's definitely not concerned with the growth of music and art culture.
Its too bad the masses have settled on closed circuit convenience and conformity. The first website to offer both convenience and cultural evolution will prevail over Facebook and usher in a new era of musical connection.

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