I’ve been trying out Apple’s iTunes Ping social network, and for the most part..it’s alright. Nothing special beyond the ability to follow your favorite artists and stay up to date with what they’re doing.
It’s generally a bad experience because of how sluggish iTunes is (both Mac and Windows). That said, I don’t use it very much. If it were on a website instead, I would probably use it more often.
But here’s a bummer. You can’t like tracks that aren’t listed in the iTunes store.
This can both good…and bad. iTunes has a lot of songs for sale, but it doesn’t have all of them.
Last.fm let’s you favorite any track, no matter what, which is awesome. iTunes Ping, not so much.
Looks like I’ll be going back to Last.fm for fav’ing the best tracks I listen to.