My First Experience
I downloaded the new Itunes 10 and registered on Apple’s new Social Music Network Ping.
- Just as when I bought my Ipad I have been tempted to spend money at the App Store I am probably going to be tempted to buy more music from my friends playlist.
- I guess the fact that I get to look at the music my friends and contacts like, have reviewed, or purchased gives me a better idea of what I should buy. Ex. I love listening to Bhangra Music but it is very difficult to buy that kind of music if you don’t know who are the key artist).
- I really think this will give the opportunity for regional and local bands to get exposure from their fans who share the music with contacts in other regions or countries.
Room for Improvement
- I think the interface to connect with other people is not very easy to understand. I am still looking on how to sync with Facebook which should be an added feature.
- They need to establish a web version which everyone can connect to. This recommendation was made by @manueljrivera via twitter.
- My profile pic has to be approved. I think here Apple went wrong. Every other network allows you to upload a picture and let other users report it if inappropriate. Since your Itunes profile is linked to a major credit card or financial account I don’t think many people would risk posting anything that can get them in real trouble.
- It would be great if they could integrate Shazam or some similar application so you if you hear a song and want to buy it you can directly link to it.
- Just as @chrisbrogan stated in his post WHY PING IS A STEPPING STONE TO SOCIAL COMMERCE
- Apple should roll out Ping to include iPhone & iPad applications.
- It could also help if you account is integrated towards the movies you have rented or bought via iTunes. They might be able to bring in more sales on all areas.
- movies we see
- music we listen to
- books we are reading