iTunes Ping : The Social Networking for Music

Apple Ping is one of the new face of the social networking genre which is dedicated for music and comes under the bold banner of ‘Social networking for music’ by Apple. Initially, this social networking feature was planned to be integrated with facebook but due to some disagreement between them and Apple, it was finally brought up by integrating it into the iTunes 10. Being a source of social gathering on the web, any music enthusiastic can simply drop by and take stock of all the informations regarding the artists, new music releases and also share or know what others are listening. With more than 1 million users registered, the Apple’s iTunes Ping has reflected a rapid growth overtime and has now become a new craze for all the music lovers to follow their favourite artist and also share their favorite playlist with their friends.

Setting up a profile in Ping is very straight forward and involves no lengthy and complicated steps. However, there are a few aspects on the lower side as it has some restrictions in place like allowing only three music genre to choose from all the 21 available categories. However considering the matter of fact that it is still under the stage of infancy, we can go along with what it offers as of now. In case of the artists, there can be no more then 10 which can be selected to cover the profile page along with the corresponding album covers.

The personal feed displays the most recent activity but there is so far no specified way to get any notification whenever anything new is posted. It can also be accessed from the iPhone 4 and the iPad through a separate tab in the iTunes which makes the browsing experience much better with all the support for multi-touch that is built into the duo.

Now as the iTunes Ping has registered its presence in the list of available social networking entries, it would be interesting to see how it performs in between some of its close and big competitors like Facebook and Spotify. Even though it is new or quite unknown to most of the folks, it can be expected to gradually attain the status that it deserves being one of the many products of the industry giant i.e. Apple.

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