How social guilt can change our media consumption habits — or just make us lie about them » Nieman J'Lab
On Sunday I attended the annual Music Hack Day in Cambridge, where really talented programmers showed off their inventions after 24 hours of coding. One of them was called BetterTaste (no link, but here’s a list of the hacks), which effectively hijacks Spotify’s sharing features. So while you’re blasting Maroon 5, Spotify can fraudulently inform your friends you’re listening to Bon Iver. No one is the wiser.
I’ve been toying with this idea around news content and Facebook’s frictionless sharing, with encouragement from colleagues. I could share your *real* reading habits or ask if you’d rather share the days top news, making it look like you’re well-read to your friends. Instead of that 500+ picture football cheerleader slideshow.