Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Daily Swarm - Ping, Apple's New Social Network, Is Homophobic; Censors Lady Gaga's Pro-Gay Messages...

The Daily Swarm - Ping, Apple's New Social Network, Is Homophobic; Censors Lady Gaga's Pro-Gay Messages...: "The new iTunes social network Ping will let you connect directly with your favorite artists, but Apple’s promotional image for the new feature conveniently omits a string of Tweets from Lady Gaga’s timeline in which she protests anti-gay marriage legislation Proposition 8.

It’s a little thing, but given the controversies Apple has faced around app store censorship, and the direct-to-audience promise of both Twitter (and presumably Ping), it certainly seems notable. Apparently the company wanted to have its cake and eat it too when it came to one of the world’s most famous, and outspoken, musical artists."

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