Will iTunes’ Ping become the Facebook or Twitter for the purchase of music, TV and movies?

Here’s an interesting article from Om Malik that makes a compelling argument that Ping, the new social networking feature just added to the latest version of iTunes, will change the face of digital commerce.  What do you think?  Click here for the article.

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Kanye West did not start by going to the press or TV to promote his new album. He went straight to Facebook. Here’s what he had to say.

Can you truly connect with someone on Facebook? Do you really want to?

How did you become friends with your best friend?  Why did you fall in love with your loved one?  The author of this article argues that human connections are formed primarily by 3 factors–1. Proximity, 2. Vulnerability, and 3. Defined Community–and that Facebook allows for none of these things.  So the question is, can you make or maintain true connections through Facebook?  Click here to read the article.

Is Facebook the New Internet

Is Facebook integrating itself into all things on the web and potentially mobile?  Click here to read Mark Cuban’s take.

Musings on Foursquare and (at least) 2 More Cents

FourSquare, the social network that allows you to check in at restaurants and stores and tell friends about the things you’re doing and buying there, is getting a lot of press as off late.  Some are projecting it to be THE next big thing (think Twitter and Facebook).  Not everyone is convinced, though.  Click here for quite the dissenting opinion from Dave McClure.