Linked by David Adams on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 14:32 UTC
Apple Ping would have been a great thing for Apple to have done about 3-4 years ago, but at this point, the Social Networking thing has pretty much played itself out, picked its winners, and we've all moved on. Apple went to all the trouble to make a deal with a golf company, and all we got was a third rate social network? First of all, in what is probably just a temporary setback, Ping is choked with spam, but more importantly, it's just a sucky social network.
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Ping is the First of Many
by maxpower on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 15:37 UTC
maxpower
Member since:
2010-09-03

I think that Ping is going to be one of many social sites built around an existing service. And why not? Google built Buzz around Gmail, Apple uses iTunes, Microsoft has Xbox Live, all of these are really just social networks. Your issue seems to be two things, the amount of users at launch and its integration into other existing social networks.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes, but Last.fm does it better, and already works with iTunes and on pretty much every major platform.

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RE: Ping is the First of Many
by No it isnt on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 16:37 in reply to "Ping is the First of Many"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Spotify has had a social networking service for many months, so Ping can't possibly be first. It's just another copycat. Nothing original to it at all.

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maxpower Member since:
2010-09-03

Okay, not the first of many, but one of many. Why use another service when you can just add social into your existing products. Frankly I am surprised that every company out there is not doing this.

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RE: Ping is the First of Many
by DCMonkey on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 21:15 in reply to "Ping is the First of Many"
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2005-07-06