Facebook, Twitter integration comes to iTunes
Social features were rumored to be coming to iTunes, but the end result announced at Apple's big music event is less extensive than some were expecting.
One of Apple's smaller announcements at Wednesday's iTunes hopes and dreams through Facebook and Twitter.was that you'll be able to share your deepest
Well, more specifically, you'll have "Share on Facebook" and "Share on Twitter" options in a drop-down menu on album purchase pages in the iTunes Store to broadcast which music in which you're interested.
Basically, this means that you can show off your music taste or attempt to convince friends to buy albums for you. The links in Twitter tweets and Facebook posts will likely go straight to the option to purchase the album, potentially driving up sales.
This is a pretty standard practice likely accomplished through implementation of the social sites' APIs rather than a formal partnership--the latter of which was probably required.
The more interesting part? It looks like this officially proves thatthat hit the Web last month--showing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and social-music site Last.fm integrated directly into the iTunes app--are indeed fake.
Disclosure: Last.fm is owned by CBS Interactive, which publishes CNET News.