Apple’s Ping: Taking a Big Bite of the Social Media Cake?

Ping destroys whatever was left of MySpace’s market share,” said Xeni Jardin, co editor of the technology blog Boing Boing. “It remains to be seen what kind of competition it poses for Facebook.” ~ BBC

Having set shop in the technology department through the MP3 player, the mobile phone and the computer tablet markets with the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices respectively, Apple just recently announced its latest expansion – into social media – with Ping.

Apple's Ping

Ping is to be integrated into Apple’s latest iTunes software update and will enable users, or “Pingers”, to do the following:

  1. Follow friends and others.
  2. Build networks of friends and professional musicians.
  3. Create playlists based on what your friends are listening to.
  4. See music related information including what music your ping friends are buying and what concerts they’re attending.

Furthermore, Ping will be accessible through iTunes, 10 software on Macs and PCs as well as through the iTunes application on iPhones and the iPod Touch.

It seems that MySpace is in for a surprise! This smart yet unanticipated step by Apple might as well be the last straw that will break MySpace’s back!

What do you think: Will Ping be a huge success as is being predicted? Do you believe that Ping is able to substitute MySpace once and for all?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won’t have time to make them all yourself“.  ~Alfred Sheinwold

Mistake

If only we, for once, actually took the time to understand the value of this quote, most of us wouldn’t have gone through most of the crap we had to deal with, whether on a personal level or business wise! But we are humans and we are stubborn!

My mother knew better than to try to teach me from her mistakes, however, I still have faith in you, my readers, and in the fact that you will trust me enough to learn from my own experience on social media venues as to not commit the same mistakes I did!

Top 10 Tips You Should Follow When Using Social Media!

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1. Culturize!

Being culturally aware and sensitive is very important when using one or multiple social media platforms or venues. Cultural ignorance is highly destructive in your relationships with the communities you are trying to be a part of!

2. Emphasize!

When active inside a realm as impersonal as social media, it is very important for you to be able to emphasize any point you are trying to make in order not to be misunderstood. No one can hear the tone of your voice or see your body language so your words are your weapon and your executor!

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Username: @xadultfinder – Action: Unfollow! More Twitter Tips…

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First Impression Matters :)

Apart for the Twitter avatar and background, what would influence your choice of people to follow on Twitter? How many Twitter users have you unfollowed due to their user names? What is the best method for companies to benefit from Twitter user names?

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How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

How To: 5 Top Methods & Applications to Reduce Twitter Spam!

Clean Tweets Firefox Extension

How much of Twitter's trending topics are polluted by spam? How many Twitter verified accounts are there? Have you ever thought of reaching Twitter utopia: a spam-free Twitter where information and knowledge sharing are the main purposes for using Twitter? Is Twitter doing enough to protect us from spam? Would you like to find all...

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