Remember when Apple launched Ping? It was supposed to be the quintissential social network for anyone who loved music. Except that Apple crippled Ping right out of the gate, and we learned that it wasn't really a social network at all - it was just another method the company wanted to take advantage of to get people to buy more music. It was annoying and resrictive. You could only talk about music that was available on iTunes...and nothing more. Recently, it was rumored that Apple would kill Ping, and now it has been confirmed. Ping closes its doors on September 30th. Anyone out there upset by the closure? Anyone?
Another amateur has proven the point that anyone can be discovered on YouTube. Kina Grannis created the “Digg Song” and became an almost instant viral success, so much so that a record company has been in touch with her. Although others have been discovered from the Net, this is the first one that concerns Digg. Perhaps other enterprising musicians will manage to create similar content. How about revamping that old Bread song, “I Want To
Google With You.”
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