I don’t like Ping, but who am I to go against what the Woz says? After Wednesday’s Apple Music Event (where Steve Jobs surprisingly mentioned Wozniak by calling him his “partner in crime”) some journalists met the Woz and asked him a few questions about the stuff Jobs announced on stage. Namely, Apple TV and Apple’s first attempt at social networking - Ping.
He’s a big fan of Apple’s promise to unite friends via music sharing. He said it might impact MySpace but he didn’t think that it would directly compete with Facebook, which is more about life, whereas Ping is focused on music (at least for the present). And Woz noted that, despite his departure from Apple many years ago, he and Jobs have always remained friends.
We’ll see, Woz. But I have the feeling (actually, I’d like to bet on it) that Ping won’t turn out to be a social network about music. Apple needs to do more than that, and Ping needs to be more than that if it wants to stands out from the crowd. Like I said, we’ll see. In the meantime, check out the video interview with the Woz below.
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