As we mentioned, this isn’t a really novel addition. In case you’re unfamiliar with MySpace, it was the “it” social networking site in the early 2000s, before Orkut took over and Mark Zuckerberg established Facebook to forever alter the world (whether it was for the better or worse, can be debated).
One of the most recognisable features of MySpace profiles is the ability to choose the background music. Having this capability was revolutionary at the time. Using music as a means of public self-expression was a radical concept back then. More so than a simple profile photo, your preference of music for your profile would provide important information about you. Think of the music you pick as part of your bio on social media or a dating profile, but with far greater weight and significance.
According to a statement released by Meta spokesperson Christine Pai, the functionality is only a prototype being evaluated internally and is not currently being tested by any other parties. Instagram announced music for Instagram Stories in 2018, albeit the functionality has not yet been made available to the public.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) October 17, 2022
We already established that this isn’t a brand-new addition. This was a widely used function on MySpace. For those of you who don’t remember, MySpace was a prominent social networking site in the early 2000s, long before Orkut gained popularity and Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, forever altering the course of human history (whether it was for the better or worse, can be debated).
A prominent feature of MySpace profiles was the ability to choose a personalised soundtrack. This functionality was revolutionary at the time. It was novel to be able to share your inner thoughts and feelings with the world through your choice of song at the moment. A person’s profile photo doesn’t reveal nearly as much about them as their musical tastes or band preferences do. The music you choose is like the bio section of your social networking or dating page, only much more so.
Christine Pai, a spokesman for Meta, said in a statement that the functionality is only a prototype being evaluated internally and is not being made available to the public for testing. Social media site Instagram added music for Instagram Stories in 2018, albeit the functionality has not yet been released to the public.
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