Mat Honan on Twitter Music

Mat Honan, writing for Wired Gadget Lab:

And finally, there’s potential for this to just plain work as a way to help you find new music. It’s already abundantly clear how important social is to music discovery. The social aspects of Rdio and Spotify are some of their strongest features. Facebook has become, by way of those two services, something akin to a pop chart of your friends favorite songs. Likewise, Ping’s poor social implementation explains why it never went anywhere.

The app is really good — useful for its intended purpose of helping you find new music, and full of interesting interaction design elements. This is obviously what Apple was shooting for with Ping, done right.

Friday, 19 April 2013