Apple iTunes 10 was both announced and launched yesterday (1st Sept 2010) and one of the new features Steve Jobs showed us was Ping.
Ping is the new social networking side of iTunes that lets you follow artists and friends to see what they are listening to, tracks they are buying, concerts coming up etc. Sounds great but how do you get your friends to find and follow you? This bit should be simple but in a very un-Apple-esque way it isn’t.
Fortunately you can just copy a link to your profile and send that to friends via email/twitter/facebook/etc.
First you need to launch iTunes and then click on the Ping icon underneath store:
You should now see your own personal profile page. All you need to do here is right click (ctrl-click) on your name at the top and then select “Copy Link” from the drop-down list. This copies a link to your profile onto your clipboard that you can paste into an email, tweet, etc
The link will look similar to:
http://c.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZConnections.woa/wa/viewProfile?userId=92779645 [This is my profile link btw]
and will open your web browser and should then automatically open your iTunes and navigate to your Ping profile page for others to easy hit the follow button.