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For Seniors: Ping on Your iPhone 4S

Ping is a social network for music lovers that you have access to from your iPhone 4S. If you think of Facebook or other social networking sites and imagine that they’re focused around musical tastes, you have a good image of what Ping is all about.

After you join Ping, you can share the music you like with friends, take a look at the music your friends are purchasing, and follow certain artists. You can also access short previews of the sounds your friends like.

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If this sounds like something your grandchildren would do, you might be right. But if you have a few musical friends with whom you want to connect, Ping can be great fun.

To use Ping, you need to activate it using iTunes on a PC or Mac by clicking the Ping link in the Source List and clicking the Turn On Ping button. You’re then asked to fill in profile information, such as your name, gender, town, and musical preferences. After you save this information, you have a Ping home page and can start inviting friends to share musical inspirations with you.

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One cool feature of Ping is that, on your Ping page, a list of concerts near you is displayed.

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