NPR’s music blog The Record has called Ping one of the worst ideas in music in 2010 — and I can’t say I disagree with them. Ping is a failure by just about every possible metric, with slow adoption by users, difficulty in finding friends, artist accounts which are only used to shill gigs and music, iTunes only interface, and general misery. Recently its gotten slightly better due to Twitter integration and the shockingly late introduction of shared playlists, but for a social media platform it’s just too little, too late. To quote NPR:
Apple doesn’t like sharing, thus, it is difficult for them to build a social network.