Ping gets Twitter

iTunes Ping finally is getting more social by integrating with Twitter. When iTunes Ping is launched in early September, the integration with Facebook was quick to be withdrawn due to Facebook and Apple not able to agree on terms. Today iTunes Ping finds a social friend in Twitter as the integration between the two is blogged by Twitter.

Starting today Ping, iTunes’ new social network for music, and Twitter are making it even easier for people to share music discoveries with their friends by putting Ping activity, song previews and links to purchase and download music from the iTunes Store right in their Tweets on Twitter.com.

Twitter + Ping = Discovering More Music

Ping works on local library in iTunes 10.0.1

Apple releases iTunes 10.0.1 update with improvements to its music social network Ping. You can now use Ping with your own iTunes library. A Ping button appears next to songs on your library. Clicking on this button will reveal a drop down menu for Ping options such as Lika a song, post to Ping stream and search for artist in iTunes store. Previously, you could only share songs on Ping for songs purchased on iTunes Store.

This release also adds a new Ping sidebar that shows your Ping stream recent activity.