Sorry I’ve been a bit M.I.A the past few weeks. Things have been a bit crazy, but I look forward to diving back into the community a bit more again.
Anyways, I just wanted to share this post I saw on LinkedIn: Google, PayPal most trusted: Rpt | LinkedIn
They mention that a global survey said people think Google, PayPal, and Microsoft are the 3 most trusted brands in the world!?!
I have my doubts about the survey and it’s validity, but that a-side, it started to get me asking the question of how important is data integrity and the lengths that Resonate plans to go to, in relation to some of Resonate’s other goals in creating more opportunities for artists to earn income, and building a community of artists and listeners in a cooperative setting?
Considering what I’ve learned from other Resonate members about big tech, and their ability to blatantly leverage data for their own good at the expense of others, I still believe Resonate’s values around data integrity and digital dignity are extremely important to have, but I just want to make sure that these same values aren’t setting up roadblocks for Resonate in the journey toward achieving some of our other goals centered around musicians and the Resonate community.
I know this conversation has been hinted at in other areas, like whether or not it’s in line with Resonate’s values to create an app for the Google Play Store, or for Resonate to just have an open-sourced Web App only, but I am interested to hear others’ thoughts on everything around this.
Can we reconcile some of these beliefs around data integrity and Resonate’s potential involvement with big tech to achieve a greater good, or should we work to leverage Resonate’s beliefs by educating more people about the importance of data integrity, what big tech is doing, and why Resonate is THE place to be for music streaming because of this, among other things?