Apple’s iTunes update improves poor Ping, but social network still needs lots of help

“Apple has made a small but important change to Ping that improves it considerably,” Peter Kafka reports for AllThingsD.

“It’s not enough to make the much-maligned social network a real winner, but it’s a good a start: An update to iTunes now allows you to interact with Ping directly from your music player, instead of having to make a visit to Ping itself,” Kafka reports.

Kafka reports, “So now you can recommend songs to your friends, and see the music they recommend, at the same you’re actually listening to songs.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s Ping was obviously the result of an induced labor. As a result, Ping is an extreme preemie. Apple should have kept the poor thing in the incubator and not thrust it into the world until it could live and breathe on its own.

78 Comments

  1. Personally, I could do without the social network crap. 95% of what passes for communication on Facebook is a total waste of bandwidth. Ditto for Twitter. There’s no reason to expect anything different from the iTunes community.

  2. Personally, I could do without the social network crap. 95% of what passes for communication on Facebook is a total waste of bandwidth. Ditto for Twitter. There’s no reason to expect anything different from the iTunes community.

  3. You know usually I criticize MDN for being to far up apple’s butt. But I have to say way to go MDN for not letting apple get away with this poor excuse of a social network. If they improve it I will be among the first to say bravo Apple

  4. You know usually I criticize MDN for being to far up apple’s butt. But I have to say way to go MDN for not letting apple get away with this poor excuse of a social network. If they improve it I will be among the first to say bravo Apple

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