Ping is the iTunes version of social networking for music. Yet another way for iTunes users to find music. Wade Roush of Xconomy thinks Ping could be Apple’s undoing:
There’s no integration with Facebook or even with your contact lists, so it’s virtually impossible to find real-world friends to connect with. For a social networking tool, this is a bit of a problem.
Agreed. Ping is Apple 101. Start with something simple and elegant, then expand. Imagine TV shows, movies, books, and especially apps—all built in to Ping, which then connects direct to Facebook and Twitter.
Adding a social networking interface, on top of all of iTunes’ other functions, is like grafting another limb to the forehead of an octopus. It’s just too much.
Agreed. And yet iTunes works for over 100-million dedicated customers. How long before Apple revamps iTunes?