What’s wrong with Spotify?
A quick reference to recall statistics in conversations about Spotify as a Discovery tool
If you thought this Shortcut was anything other than what it is, I sincerely apologize!
I created this Shortcut because I kept finding myself in conversations with new aquaintences forgetting one particular statistic about Spotify’s true value as a tool for music “Discovery.”
- A notification is shown with an excerpt from an op-ed in Pitchfork by Damon Krukowski entitled “How to Be a Responsible Music Fan in the Age of Streaming.”
- A raw audio file of Siri Simone (Siri Voice 2) speaking said excerpt aloud is retrieved from my NeoCities site. (Subject to be replaced by a local Base64-enabled process as soon as Base64 in Shortcuts is fixed.)
- The audio file is played aloud.
- The statistic - followed by the raw URL of the op-ed - is copied to the clipboard.
- The URL of the op-ed is opened in Safari and added to one’s Safari Reading List.
- The URL to my own semi-academic essay - “Concerning Discovery in Streaming Music” - is opened in Safari and added to one’s Safari Reading List.
- The text from
Step 5is passed to the native Twitter app as a new Tweet.
Latest Release Notes
1.0 - Oct. 30, 2021, 9:44 p.m.