Recently, I booted up my old iPod (4th gen nano) and enjoyed listening to one of my old music collections that’s basically only there, and on a hard drive back home in Canada. It’s a ~235 song playlist composed primarily of melodic dubstep, with some electronic, and some older techno songs sprinkled in. I spent a lot of time making it back in the day, grabbing every song from YouTube and properly naming them all, remixes and all.
And well, my iPod isn’t doing too well anymore. The buttons don’t respond like they used to, and it’s clear I’ll need to buy a new mp3 player before long. So I had the idea of making a playlist on YouTube with all of the songs from this collection, to basically archive it for myself and make it easier to access in the future.
And then I figured, “Why don’t I make the playlist and share it for others? Surely there are other people out there who would like to listen to this playlist.” And the process of looking into that is what’s made me realize that it’s slowly becoming impossible to be anonymous on the Internet.
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