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Thread: Why No Facebook Support in Ping?

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    Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes already has a iTunes-to-Twitter script, and macosxautomation.com already has a 'Post iTunes URL to Social Networks' script. So, what's the big whoop with Ping if I don't want to manager yet another social network?

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    This is totally F'd in the A without Facebook. I did a few searches and it won't allow you to follow artists unless they have themselves already setup a page. I suppose that works for a few artists, but not most and certainly not for any bands no longer around (unless fan pages start popping up).

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    This is exactly like how Apple advertised MMS on the iPhone and pulled it back.

    Ping won't go anywhere without Facebook.
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    Dear Steve Jobs,

    Even Facebook owns you.

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    Everyone.
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    Your an ignorant moron!
    fail

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    Ping is a stupid name. Apple could come up with a better name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
    Ping is a stupid name. Apple could come up with a better name.
    How about bing?

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    This looks pretty bad since it doesn’t Facebook connect. What are you supposed to email all your friends??? Would someone mind following me so I can mess with it some more. Just search for Kurt Cobain. What? You think I should have become the 6th Justin Bieber???
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    Facebook sucks and there security is shite so if Appl£ are really that security concious they would neveruse the farcebook route

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    Ping will be infested with sexual predators like Dunder Mifflin Infinity.

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    Yeah that's Sad since Facebook is Vary Popular.I'd go as far as to say more popular than Myspace. I think Steve should have Sucked it up and Allowed facebook to simply add it. It's not like FB is asking For Secrets..lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by macsoldier View Post
    I wonder what facebook side of the story is or even the contract details and price, should be public since it was on the ping site people deserve to know what happend in full detail
    Facebook allows interconnection between other sites, apps and so on, using their API for free and without permission. It's to their benefit. But with 160 million registered users on itunes, 10% of that alone would swamp facebook and overload servers if they used ping to find facebook friends. FB wouldn't let apple use their API's without permission. These were the conditions that have been referred to in the discussions between apple and FB. This one isn't about money it's about volume. Read here: Exclusive: Apple Dropped Facebook Connection From Ping After Being Blocked | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

    I'm wondering if this is why the release of itunes 10 was late?
    Last edited by Tyronal; 09-03-2010 at 08:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PcTran View Post
    Ping will be infested with sexual predators like Dunder Mifflin Infinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
    Jobs claims they wanted too much...
    How does it feel with the shoes on the other foot Jobs!
    I hope they stay separate, people can just use Facebook if they want them.
    I'm sorry, where did you read that? Coz this is what I read. Exclusive: Apple Dropped Facebook Connection From Ping After Being Blocked | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
    Last edited by Tyronal; 09-03-2010 at 08:20 AM.

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    Ping is going to be a big flop i really dont think that it is going to catch on. there are to many people that hate using itunes. and only use it for there ipod cause they have to.a lot of them being windows users y is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
    I'm sorry, where did you read that?
    From the author of this thread is where I read it and here I quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Acciavatti View Post
    Steve Jobs blames Facebook, claiming they wanted too much.

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    Ping? Bing? Pretty close Microsoft

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