Feeling the Sting of iTunes Ping

Social networking has opened up amazing new ways to let users share their favorite stuff with their friends, while allowing marketers to see the flow of ideas around a particular online ecosystem. So it’s not surprising that for more than a year, [rumors swirled that Apple was working on some sort of home-grown social network that tied into iTunes][9to5Mac].

I just don’t think we were expecting that when it finally came out this month, we’d be staring at [iTunes Ping][].

To say that I’m disappointed in Apple would be putting it mildly. In its current state, Ping is at best a beta product.

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