Have Spotify lost their marbles?

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

Despite reporting over 800 million active users, Facebook appear to be the current hate-figure of the month. Crimes include interface changes and privacy terms – shocking stuff.

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again. But for now, it’s cool to hate Facebook.

Which is why Spotify’s decision to force new users to log into their service using a Facebook account is baffling:

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A thread on Spotify’s support forum¬†shows an unjustified level of anger being directed towards Spotify. Even though the rule currently only applies to new users, a number of existing and pro users are already cancelling their accounts in triumphant fury.

I suspect the backlash will die down sooner rather than later, but for now can’t help wondering what on earth Spotify were thinking. Any ideas?

Choose your alliances with care.

So say we all.