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“The most important thing is to make the technology inclusive – make the world change. Next, pay attention to those people who are 30 years old, because those are the internet generation. They will change the world; they are the builders of the world.” ~ Jack Ma
SPOTIFY LAUNCHES LINE-IN TO GET RID OF BAD MUSIC DATA
Spotify is on a path to get better. To do that Spotify is going to launch a tool Line-In.
WHAT IS SPOTIFY DOING?
Spotify announced today that the company is going to launch a tool named Line-In. With the help of this tool, community members can provide feedback about the music data such as genre, mood and more. The company has an objective to use the expertise of the people in rectifying and spreading Spotify’s music data to stay in the competition with its worthy opponents.
Due to community participation, people will know more about music and what’s available in the app, Moreover, this could enhance users and artists’ experiences of company’s service. Line-In is only available to desktop users for now. You can access it by clicking on the three dots beside Artist, Song or Album. Next Select “Suggest an Edit”
With this tool, users can offer edits in various categories to edit such as languages, mood, aliases, artist roles, tags, genre and more. However, they won’t be able to make a correction to correct album titles or song not even if they’re not right or contain “extra messy information.” The content editors will make changes in metadata to fix it.
The company is also working on making an interface to gather feedback so that it could be conveyed to “up in the chain” to the label or artist to fix. The other aim to put up with this is to make sure the available information on the file is correct.
WHAT OTHER THINGS COULD BE DONE WITH LINE-IN?
Well, users not only contribute to correcting data but also opt to take quizzes to share their knowledge or track mood and more. The survey available has multiple choices with none of the above as default option. You can also skip questions that you don’t know.
The diehard fans of a particular artist will be able to point out what are the corrections needed to a certain music data. Spotify is also looking for information on to check whether an album has been added to the wrong artist’s page or not, or when different artists’ albums have been mixed together on a single page. To correct it, you have to go to “Artist Roles” section on the album page and rectify the “main artist” by marking an “X” beside next to the wrong info. You can also add artist if missing by clicking “Add Credit.”
WILL IT WORK?
Yes, it will. With lots and lots of people taking quizzes and filling surveys, Spotify will get a chance to improve the music data to reach perfection. By launching this tool, the company has given room to users and community members to correct and fix the wrong information available. The tool has been under testing since last year. Spotify will add more features to the tool in future.
IS FACEBOOK ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE IN MYANMAR CRISIS?
UN human rights experts’ scrutiny suggests that Facebook has played a part in spreading hate speech in Myanmar.
DOES SOCIAL MEDIA PLAY A ROLE?
According to UN human rights experts’ investigation shows that Facebook has played a role in proliferating hate speech in Myanmar.
The chairman of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, Marzuki Darusman said social media seems to have an eminent and “determining role” in the crisis, due to which many of Rohingya Muslims have absconded the country
He further added, “It has substantially contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict, if you will, within the public. Hate speech is certainly, of course, a part of that. As far as the Myanmar situation is concerned, social media is Facebook, and Facebook is social media.”
Since last August, when rebel attacks ignited and progenerated a military backlash, more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The reason for the fleeing their own country is said to be the executions and rapes by Myanmar security forces.
The social media plays a crucial role in spreading the news like a wildfire and petrified the residents of Rakhine state and forced to leave their houses. It doesn’t discriminate and provides a platform for all people which makes it easy to spread the content to leave people horror-struck.
WHAT IS FACEBOOK DOING FOR IT?
Facebook seems to have been facing issues to deal with the hate speech. Looks like, there is so much hate in the world. The social media giant removed 66,000 posts approx. a week last year and 288,000 monthly approx.
According to Facebook, hate speeches are attacks on people on the basis of their sexual orientation, race and other “protected characteristics”. Facebook mostly depends on its 2 billion users to report any hate speech they come across. Then the post is reviewed by the Facebook dedicated team to decide whether it violates the parameters.