I’ve been thinking of sharing excerpts of some articles I publish on other websites, while I figure out an efficient way to do that I’ll do it old school. To begin with here are my thoughts on Apple’s Ping and Game Center as posted on The Next Web:

Apple did not create a Facebook meets Twitter meets iTunes since it was a magical way to make people buy music, they wanted to make sure Microsoft did not claim a social one-up. Game Center did not come out solely because iOS is the best selling portable gaming platform. Apple realized that users enjoy competing with their friends and score themselves, Microsoft had this as another potential USP with Xbox LIVE for Windows Phone 7.

Read the full post on The Next Web