While I personally am a fan of social media (see: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc), occasionally I spot something going on that bothers me just a little bit. It’s more about how you use your social media accounts, I guess, but from what I’ve seen more and more businesses are trying to gain access to your personal information via that route. Oh, you can download this song for free, just as soon as you “Like” our Facebook page and agree to the terms we set, which is that we can have access to your profile information and use it in whatever way we want to. Sometimes you’ll even need to agree to allow for a company to post things on your behalf. I don’t really see too much of that in my social feeds, that is my friends clearly “posting” ads for companies, but it worries me that this will become common practice as more people get used to seeing things like it pop up all the time. I guess what I’m getting at is this: be careful what you agree to when it comes to your social accounts. If a company has something that you really, really want and need to essentially compromise the security of your social media account(s) in order to get it, consider the potential consequences and try to find another way around it. I haven’t had any incidents or problems with this personally, I’m just starting to feel like I’ve got to give up too much just to get something small in return. I’m sure many of you are mindful of that, but if you aren’t already it’s something to consider. Now then, let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some great stuff in this batch from Andrew St. James, ASG, Christopher Paul Stelling, Rathborne and Winter. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Destruction Unit, Islands, of Montreal and Passion Pit’s remix of Portugal. The Man.
Astro Zu – Zillion Dollar Uh
Destruction Unit – The World on Drugs
Islands – Wave Forms
The Minx – Forest Bank
of Montreal – fugitive air
Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue (Passion Pit Remix)