Kara Swisher on Ping’s lack of Facebook integration:
And Facebook is nowhere on Ping, either. Currently, there is no linking, sharing or participation of any kind with Facebook–or Twitter or MySpace–on Ping, which will work only on the iTunes software on computers, iPhones and iPods.
When I asked Jobs about that, he said Apple had indeed held talks with Facebook about a variety of unspecified partnerships related to Ping, but the discussions went nowhere.
The reason, according to Jobs: Facebook wanted “onerous terms that we could not agree to.”
Ping on the other hand is much more straightforward with their privacy, more like Twitter. You either have everything open, everything closed, or have everything open to the people you give permission to. I think this simple set of privacy settings is one of the reasons that Twitter is so popular and one of the reasons that I see Ping becoming incredibly popular.