Why a closed ‘social music network’?
Ping is the new iTunes based social network for music discovery. Users can follow and be followed by artists, friends, and other fans alike. Anyone can follow anyone’s tastes and music stream much like Twitter. This should prove to be an exciting evolution of the iTunes music experience and enable users to more closely get in tune with the interests and artists that those around them like too.
Of course, users can set it so they can approve or disapprove of potential followers. For some this feature set may become a blessing and others a curse. After all, music is a highly personal and revealing endeavor about ones personality and eccentricities. Thus, there might be some actively in a users music library that they would prefer that their friends didn’t know about.