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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:49 PM   #26
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I honestly liked it - I was able to follow a number of artists who posted a number of interesting things... I can understand that it's not for everyone, though.

I wouldn't mind Last.fm integration, though!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:57 PM   #27
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R.I.P. Ping, you will be greatly missed by the ten or so people that used you.
Upon the announcement of the discontinuation of Google Buzz
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:03 PM   #28
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:12 PM   #29
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Apple doesn't really need to build something that calls itself a social network. The new photo stream features plus iMessage, Facetime, and Game center put Apple right into the realm of social networking - all without an open declaration. I think that Facebook and Twitter may actually have to worry the most about Apple in the long-term if these things continue to mature.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:18 PM   #30
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Maybe they should do something like Spotify, when you're listening to a song it shows up in the sidebar ticker thing...then people could click it to preview the song and maybe buy it.

And when you buy an album it shows up on your timeline etc.
I was thinking that too.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:50 PM   #31
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What a useless future that never got updated and now they finally decide to remove it, thank goodness one less pointless thing on iTunes.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:53 PM   #32
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Today Ping....tomorrow the Mac Pro!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #33
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Anyone remember iReview?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:00 PM   #34
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I thought Ping was a nice idea when it was supposed to be integrated with Facebook:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/02/...ng-for-itunes/.

I liked the idea of 'Pinging' what I was currently listening to onto my wall and reminiscing about times gone by. Aaaaah. Pointless in isolation though.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:11 PM   #35
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R.I.P. Ping, you will be greatly missed by the ten or so people that used you.
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God I would love it if they removed everything except basic mp3 playback and a library.

iTunes is bloatware, its packed with so much crap that so many people have no use for. I myself dont own an iPod or an iPhone or an iPad nor do I use the music store. I never use the video capabilities because VLC is far superior. RAM and CPU usage gets pretty bad especially if you have a 200+ gb library (mine is 315gb). It boggles the mind as to why iTunes even has such a name when iMedia is far more fitting.

For now, I'll continue using Vox and Enqueue Both apps are much smaller with Vox using no more than 15mb of RAM.
So since you don't, others don't neither?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:37 PM   #36
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I just checked out Ping for the first time in forever, and I noticed that almost every update was syndicated from Twitter. The last update directly through Ping was almost two months old, and it was about a re-release on iTunes. If I want to see an artist's Twitter feed, I can use ... well, Twitter!

Ping wasn't a bad idea, but it didn't catch on. Every company, even Apple, has initiatives that don't catch on. I figure it's because Ping doesn't do anything you can't already do with other social networks, and does a lot less (i.e. all you can do is follow music artists). And people will only keep up with so-and-so many social networks. especially when so few other people use them. Goodbye, Ping. We hardly knew ye.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:43 PM   #37
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So since you don't, others don't neither?
Did you miss the part where I clearly stated so many and not all?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:01 PM   #38
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Nooooo. Ping! What about all the... Oh wait, never mind. You can go.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:06 PM   #39
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What I did like about this is that different artists created pages so you could follow them and see when they released new stuff. But, I think you can already do that on straight iTunes?
Nope that was all part of Ping. It was part of why they wanted to do it, to hopefully generate more sales.

Ping could be useful of they were to put some effort into it. And open it up for more than the big name folks. But if they aren't willing to put in some effort then yes they should stop pretending.

More than doing anything with Ping they need to seriously work on their metadata. Especially the artist links. major names are missing from the movies so they don't show in searches, You don't see cross references to other media like tv shows, music etc. Sometimes you don't even see them in all the movies they are in even when they are listed because the names aren't entered the same way every time. They need a name authority like libraries have for consistency and they need the data in all formats as appropriate. Also they need to have the ability to filter searches by artist, title etc so when I search for "Alice" looking for the Syfy miniseries I don't get every movie and tv show/episode with Alice in the title and every listed actress etc with Alice in her name, Alice in Chains etc. Partner up with IMDB or something.

And then fix the cross references so I don't get stuff like the soundtrack to Avatar the movie showing up on the pages for the Avatar the Last Airbender tv show (as its soundtrack)

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Apple doesn't really need to build something that calls itself a social network. The new photo stream features plus iMessage, Facetime, and Game center put Apple right into the realm of social networking - all without an open declaration. I think that Facebook and Twitter may actually have to worry the most about Apple in the long-term if these things continue to mature.
Actually there are some folks that would love it if you could create your own homepage online (say with your iCloud account) that would have your game center stats, ping comments/itunes reviews, your Journals and when it happens your public streams all in one big home page. Perhaps even widgets for showing your Facebook/Twitter updates.

Not a network but still social.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:20 PM   #40
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:29 PM   #41
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My suggestion is throw away Ping and add FLAC!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:44 PM   #42
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:49 PM   #43
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:56 PM   #44
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It seems that some of the things Apple comes up with are just so they have something to announce. Like this and the iPod shuffle with no buttons.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 11:58 PM   #45
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It took them a year and a half to do this?
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:13 AM   #46
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Actually there are some folks that would love it if you could create your own homepage online (say with your iCloud account) that would have your game center stats, ping comments/itunes reviews, your Journals and when it happens your public streams all in one big home page. Perhaps even widgets for showing your Facebook/Twitter updates.

Not a network but still social.
and build all that **** into iWeb.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:44 AM   #47
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I would have been into it if it included movies, so you could follow certain actors, producers, directors, key grips, etc., and find info on upcoming projects, etc.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:47 AM   #48
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I wanted to like it. I would have used it more but no one else was using it. There weren't many artists. Bob Dylan (or his PR guy) posted about once and gave up.

It's a fascinating demonstration on how difficult it can be for a social network to gain traction. iTunes is huge - a total monster. Ping should have succeeded by critical mass alone. And yet it fizzled.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 01:03 AM   #49
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lol.........iTunes.

Seriously. I haven't launched iTunes since... October of last year. And that was only to speed up migrating from my 3GS to my 4S.

Spotify FTW

For me to resume using iTunes... I don't know what Apple would have to do to make me go back.
Of note, you haven't used your 4S since last year either...
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I also tried it, didn't really like it..
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