So a few days ago, at Apple’s release meeting, Steve Jobs announced a new musical social network called Ping. Two days after the release, over one million people had signed up for the service. Needless to say, not too many of them liked it.
Ping is a free downloadable software made by Apple that allows its users to view photos and videos of their favorite musicians and artists and also to get updates on concert dates. Not only that, but Ping allows users to connect with friends online to talk about different songs, movies, or albums.
Now that all might seem great BUT there are some pretty big mistakes Apple made here. First off, Ping is only available for users living in the United States. What’s with that? Next, when signing up for the network, you are forced to choose what genre of music you would like. This would be ok if they actually had genres that people listened to. Cabaret, swing, folk song? Who actually listens to that stuff??? Anyways, besides all of that, Ping is empty. There are not many artists signed up for users to follow. I know, Ping was just released, but if it continues to be like this, then it’s definitly not worth signing up for. And finally, there already is a Ping.fm that works 10 times better than Apple’s, i guess Apple likes copying good ideas.
What are your thoughts on the new Apple Ping? Comment below.