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  • Ping Tops 1 Million User Mark

    Despite being plagued by spammers and other would-be fraudsters, Apple said before the start of this weekend that its Ping social network is off to rock-star kind of start. Within 48-hours of launch, Ping has already generated better than one million initial users. Not bad for something a lot of folks were skeptical about only 72-hours ago.

    Apple was beyond enthused to announce the gangbusters success on Friday. "One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping," said an Apple rep in a press release, hinting that further exponential growth is anticipated in the weeks ahead as iTunes 10 becomes the "norm."

    “One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping.“
    Many analysts, however, agree that for Ping to take full advantage of the 160 million iTunes users in 23 countries, Apple will have to do something about the runaway spammers, con-artists, fake celebrity profiles, and other less-than-savory characters who are now populating Ping at an alarmingly accelerated pace. For the time being, Ping is "drowning in scams and spams," as Sophos security researcher Chester Wisniewski commented late in the week.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ping Tops 1 Million User Mark started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. ihaterich's Avatar
      ihaterich -
      I admit I didn't download Itunes 10, and haven't tried Ping yet, but to me it seems like just another social network. From what I read, Last.fm seems to already do what Ping does (I could be wrong tho). Facebook is good for keeping up with friends. Twitter is good for the jokes and celebrities I guess. Don't really care what music every one I know is listening to.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by robertr1 View Post
      What does ping do? I didn't even know it existed.
      It was introduced in itunes 10 and it's like facebook/twitter for music
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      No Ping for me. I could care less and I HATE spam.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      yeah, i've checked this thing out
      it's boring, doesn't do much.. and doesn't have all my fav artists
      going back to facebook...
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Yea, out of those 1,000,000 people that joined to ping how are still using it?
      I joined for about 5 mins, noticed it was crap and turned it off.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      How many of those users entered their info found out it was garbage only to want no part of it, like myself shoot how do i delete my name/info and get rid of the crap? it was a major fail
    1. NikSC's Avatar
      NikSC -
      Quote Originally Posted by Saved0ne View Post
      Because they want your money lol. It's that simple.
      All apple are interested in is making more money! They are a company like any other company all they want is yo make more money!

      Sooner people realise that the better!!
    1. Musashi13's Avatar
      Musashi13 -
      Jumping on way late to a band wagon long since out of view in an all too typical apple half thought out fashion will only lead to tears all round. Arrogance a plenty on this failed venture.
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      here is the only reason ping got so popular.

      everyone has an itunes account and almost everyone is using itunes 10. all of those people just wanted to see what this new "ping" thing is so they signed up for it, used it once, got sick of the spam, and forgot about it.

      well, thats at least what it did...
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      ^ not true, I signed up for ping and haven't got a single piece of spam, same with all my friends. I don't get how you could get spam
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Why would people want to subscribe to ping only thing it does is spam. Apple already spans our idevices with spam why let them do it on our pcs or notebooks.
    1. wastedrocco's Avatar
      wastedrocco -
      Glad I read the feedback before I decided to download iTunes 10.