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How do I stop Ping from showing my real name?

Asked by Whitsoxdude (1507points) September 15th, 2010

Is there any way I can use Ping without everyone knowing my last name?
I know you can change your name in the profile settings, but I don’t want my billing information to use this a nickname.

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MissA's avatar

Have you asked Ping?
Just wondering…

Whitsoxdude's avatar

You’re talking about the Apple.. er.. thingy.. right?

MissA's avatar

I don’t think so. On the site, isn’t there a contact option?

Whitsoxdude's avatar

Apple has a music rating site.. thing. I only know how to access it through iTunes, and to be honest I’m starting to lose interest for other reasons already.

MissA's avatar

I’ll check it out.

robmandu's avatar

Ping is Apple’s new social network for music.

In iTunes, bring up Ping and edit your profile. You can change your first/last name there.

Unfortunately, the caption there explains that the name you provide is associated with your billing information. So, if you change your name to something like “Rocky Bullwinkle”, then any future purchases you attempt to make in iTunes might fail because it will attempt to authenticate your credit card with this new name.

But heck, it won’t hurt to try it. If you find you cannot purchase music, then change your name back.

Besides, it’s not like Ping is all that social right now anyway, with no integration to major social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. You probably wouldn’t miss much if you disabled Ping in iTunes altogether.

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