As you may already know, Apple recently announced a variety of new things, including new iPods, iTunes 10, as well as new social networking service called Ping, which enables users to share and follow their favorite artists, as well as discover new music that their friends like, are listening to, and downloading.
In order to access Ping, you should download the newest version of iTunes, which is iTunes 10. When you launch iTunes 10, you should see a new “Ping” option under the “Store” section of the sidebar.
When you first click on the “Ping” link, you will be asked if you’d like to turn on Ping, which you can do by simply clicking on the “Turn On Ping” button.
After you’ve chosen to enable Ping, you will be able to create your new Ping profile, which includes information, such as your first and last name, gender, the option to add a photo, where you live, a brief description of yourself, as well as up to three genres of music you’re interested in.
From there, you should then be presented with some options, such as what is displayed on your Ping profile, as well as other preferences, such as how people follow you.
Then, you should be presented with your dashboard, where there are artists and people that are recommended for you to follow. You can also search for people that you are interested in following, as well. Another thing that you should see is the “Ping Charts”, which includes the top music and albums that were purchased by you followers. Also, you can view your follower’s recent activity from the main page, which includes songs and albums they’ve purchased or downloaded, as well as other things, such as who they’ve recently followed.
If you would like to learn more about Ping, you can do so from this page of the Apple website. If you would like to try using Ping, you can do so from iTunes 10, which can be downloaded from the iTunes section of the Apple website.