A recent post on Gizmodo has brought to my attention all that is wrong with Apple, and how Apple has no understanding of Social Networking or Social Media. The company has posted a series of guidlines / restrictions for artists using their Ping Social Network - including the prohibition of using external links or linking to the artist’s main site!!!
What planet are Apple on?
I’m totally flabbergasted that Apple have such little understanding of the current dynamics of Social Networking - and equally - their target market - the artists themselves. What artist is going to bother using Ping when it comes with the following restrictions:
iTunes Content Policies:
It looks like Ping is totally dead in the water before it had a proper chance to develop.
The AOL Network fell into decline for many of the same reasons - inflexibility, prohibition and restriction. Rock and Roll IS Sex, Alcohol, Drugs AND Rock and Roll. What is Ping aimed at? Choral Societies?
This is one of the dumbest moves in the recent history of Social Networking - let’s have some further opinions on this matter then ... please post your comments below!