Twitter and Ping! Align to Make it Easier to Find New Music
First Stars, now Apple and Twitter?! SF’s own Geographer was recently tapped to open for Stars domestic tour, now as the background music for yesterday’s announcement that Twitter is hopping in bed with Ping (Apple’s social network for music). It’s so good to see Geographer get proper, well, props.
On the tech tip, it seems like Twitter is adding some new functionality everyday. The addition of Ping in theory will make it easy to find new music. Music that is on iTunes, of course. Simply link your accounts and your Ping activity will be integrated into your tweets. Album deets and artwork will open in Twitter’s details pane with the ability to preview the song from iTunes. I gather Twitter has an affiliate relationship in place. Can you say, cha-ching?