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Twitter has launched its much awaited Music app for iPhone and web users on 18 April. Android phone users would have to wait a little further – Twitter has promised that service will eventually be available on Android devices very soon as well. This music app collects users’ activity information based on their account as to which bands or artist they follow, and will find music they like accordingly.

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The app has an extremely intuitive user interface with a sleek and polished design made up of each artist or song’s page displayed in a grid. As you tap the play button on an image of an artist, it will start playing a clip from one song picked to represent them and an animated CD will spin on the bottom of left corner. It has four swipeable tabs “Popular”, “Emerging”, “Suggested” and “Now Playing” to help users navigate new songs and provides a dedicated page for Artist that the user is following at present.  The “Popular” tab is dedicated to trending songs on Twitter while “Emerging” tab is for up-and-coming artists. “Suggested” tab displays result on the basis of user’s following of bands or artist. “Now Playing “tab lists the songs tweeted by the people whom the user follows.

For web users it is available at https://music.twitter.com. However, for iPhone users, the app will be initially available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand only before it is spread to other countries.

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I raise this question amidst the sad state of events that has plagued the capital in recent times. Even though each one of us is busy fulfilling our daily quota of what we know as life, there are certain incidents that tend to shake up your soul and beliefs from within and have a look at what wrong is being done; and the recent weeks stand as a solid testament to that.

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With unethical and anti-social elements on the loose amongst the busy streets of the cities, just what can one do as a citizen of the state? I am keeping my opinion very generic so that the big picture can be analyzed. And I assure you that this isn’t a split second reaction to what’s been happening recently, but a comprehensive outburst which has been piled up over time. My perspective has changed from being perplexed to one of sheer disgust with issues like depredation, tasteless political comments and curbing free expression rearing their ugly heads again and again.

ePetitionsWith a constant attack on free speech, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for an individual to play his/her part in helping address the foremost issues. Being expressive online is now a strict no-no as you risk landing behind bars for it. Even peaceful and civilized protests are countered by brute force and hostility from the state’s enforcement. So we are left with a very limited number of tools to do our bit. And I am mentioning those below:

Facebook / Twitter:  Expressive write-ups and photos which end up being mass shared within the social networking community to make people aware about a current agenda.

E-Petitions: A very powerful online tool to get a unified opinion and to support a just cause.

I hail the effectiveness of these two modes but to what extent it affects the authority’s mindset is another issue in itself. In my opinion, these modes should be given more weightage on a state/national  level so that they have the right amount of influence when major decisions are taken. That might just aid the fight against the wrongdoers of our society.

 

” As they say, it only takes a spark to ignite a revolution..” 

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