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Friday, September 14, 2012

Ping Out, You're Dead: Apple to Flush the Toilet on the Music Social Media Failure

Posted by on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

You may know Ping as Apple's failed social networking feature that's been built into iTunes for the last few years. Or you many know it as "that annoying button in iTunes I clicked once and got this":


Either way, September 30 Apple is sending Ping to Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Heaven™ to take its place alongside the likes of Encarta, Google Wave, and Facebook’s IPO. What went wrong? We shall now conduct a Scientifically Inscrutable Line Out Poll™. And yes, I'm going to trademark all my bad slogans all day.


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mackro 1
Ping brought iTunes performance to a crawl.
Posted by mackro on September 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
GlamB0t 2
The speed, the execution, the complete lack of promotion, the name. Take your pick.

Ping killed Steve Jobs. It disappointed him to death.
Posted by GlamB0t on September 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 3
I can't believe no one got the Monty Python reference.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on September 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM · Report this
This is the first time I have thought ping since the article I read about it right before launch.

That's probably an issue.
Posted by JonnyH on September 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 5
Ping was supposed to feature facebook integration, but contract negotiations broke down in the 11th hour. The egos of Jobs and Zuckerberg could not survive in the same room.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on September 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
bedipped 6
The didn't call it iPing.
Posted by bedipped on September 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM · Report this
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