Apple yesterday announced Ping, the new social networking tool built into iTunes 10 that lets users follow each other and be followed much like they would on Facebook and Twitter. Through Ping, iTunes users can "Like" albums, check on the status updates of their favorite artists and celebrities or simply follow their friends in order to see what they are listening to and learn about new bands and interesting kinds of music.
Of course Ping is more music-based and can probably be used as a promotional tool for bands as well. It feels somewhat similar to Facebook in the way it allows users to interact and "Like" or share various experiences.
Kara Swisher of All Things Digital decided to ask Apple CEO Steve Jobs why there is no way to link Facebook with Ping. For instance, if one likes an album on Ping, there is no way to have that posted on Facebook as well. Jobs' answer was simple, he says that Facebook wanted "onerous terms that we could not agree to."
However, that's not the end of the story. It turns out that some users are able to find their Facebook friends (as of right now, we either don't have, or can't find that option.). This report comes from Cult of Mac.
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The screencap comes directly from Apple's Ping website. Let us know if any of you are seeing an option to invite or connect to Facebook friends.