Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Thoughts on Ping

Adam Haworth:

We all know Ping is kind of shit. Well, not kind of. It is shit. But I’ve been thinking recently (dangerous, I know) and I reckon there are a few ways that it can be rescued. Apple’s failed attempt at “social” is not dead yet.

First, I’m impressed that anyone has any thoughts about Ping. Second, Haworth is absolutely right. Via Jim Dalrymple.

Personal annoyance: due to Ping’s integration with the iTunes app, any push notifications from it are given unusually high priority. When someone follows me on Ping, I receive a notification which I am unable to disable, and unlocking my iPhone will send me straight into iTunes, even if the notification is hours-old.