Facebook may be dominating the social networking scene for last few years, but now it will face a company with a history of revolutionizing ideas. Apple Ping may sound like a social network based on music reviews and feedbacks but in reality, Steve has mega plans for the sociaholics, which will be unveiled in the coming months.
I am optimistic about Apple Ping and expect it to bring the magic of iPod and iPhone to the social networking. The idea behind Apple Ping is beautifully explained by Om Malik of Businessweek, here is the excerpt:
From a content perspective, there are three different types of media we love to talk about:
• movies we see
• music we listen to
• books we are reading
are accepted social norms. In fact, many relationships are made on the
basis of collective love of a movie and many friendships have started
with mixtapes. It makes perfect sense for a music service to be social.