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“ Keep Smling ! ” 67 “ Keep Smiling ! ” : Time , Functionality and Intimacy in Spotify ’ s Featured Playlists Maria Eriksson Umeå

@inproceedings{Eriksson2014KS,
  title={“ Keep Smling ! ” 67 “ Keep Smiling ! ” : Time , Functionality and Intimacy in Spotify ’ s Featured Playlists Maria Eriksson Ume{\aa}},
  author={Maria Eriksson},
  year={2014}
}
  • Maria Eriksson
  • Published 2014
  • As one of the world’s largest online music providers, the streaming service Spotify has a profound capacity to shape everyday realities through digital technology. This article explores how both openness and control are embedded in Spotify’s ways of delivering recommended playlists to users. After analyzing over 500 pre-designed playlists, we argue that Spotify’s music recommendations evoke individual freedoms and flexibilities, at the same time as they prescribe normative temporalities… CONTINUE READING

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